Professor Whatnot


Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.


The journey into music mirrors the journey through life in a way that has always captured Jason's spirit and imagination. While performing you get a sense that he is exploring with child like curiosity... thoughts of happiness, love, and empathy. This ability to convey emotions through the craft of drumming make his playing and approach both fearless and boundary pushing. That fearlessness has led him to national acclaim in the creative jazz, soul, and funk realms of the music industry. Stander's still young career has brought him through many demanding situations, all of them shaping and forging his talent along the way. Working with Todd Clouser, Worldwide Zoo, No End of Now, Green Sunshine, and Public Sounds Collective we have seen a drummer that nods toward tradition, listens for the future, and PLAYS FOR THE NOW! Every moment an opportunity to connect through the art of drumming.

Screen name:
Professor Whatnot
Member since:
Oct 02 2012
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Meters Medeski, Martin, and Wood Brother Jack McDuff Fela Kuti Sun Ra John Coltrane Mile Davis Dr Lonnie Smith John Scofield Robert Walter Greyboy Allstars

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Past Events

Jason will be playing with Psychedelic Zoo as part of the Freedom Exposed interactive art exhibition. The event starts at 7pm with PZ laying down compositions as part of the interactive experience. There will be dancing, painting, and all kinds of artistic mischief!

Jason will be joining Cynthany and Company for a one hour set of jazz standards and polkas as part of St. Petersburg's annual Oktoberfest. They will be performing in the Largo Cultural Center at noon.