JASON MILLS is a Drummer, Producer, Composer, Engineer, Studio Owner, and Teacher who has been living and working in New York City for the last 21 years. Originally from Loudoun County, VA, he was hired in 1995 to be part of the (then brand new) NYC cast of the Off-Broadway show STOMP, and has worked on and off with the show ever since in it's lead role. In addition to thousands of shows at the Orpheum Theater in NYC, he has visited 12 countries on 5 continents with STOMP, and stars in the DVD version of the stage show: "STOMP Live".
Other highlights included a 1996 performance on the 68th Academy Awards, countless TV appearances worldwide, and the privilege of musically directing and choreographing STOMP's 2013 performance of "Cecilia" alongside Paul Simon on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", which made Fallon's "Best Of Musical Performances".
Since 1998, Jason has helped to run STOMP auditions and trained dozens of new cast members.
In addition to his work with STOMP, Jason has also:
Performed and/or recorded with: Beetroot (IMA Nominees), Mobb Deep, The Dan Band, Sasha Dobson (Norah Jones, Puss N Boots), Liminha (Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil), Ivete Sangalo, Marivaldo Dos Santos (Fugees, Vinicius Cantuaria), Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Brinae Ali (IMA Nominee), Two Dark Birds, Katy Steele, Candice Anitra, The Love Machine Project, and many more….
Received a 4th annual Independent Music Awards nomination in the "Album Of The Year" and "Blues/R&B - Song" categories for the Beetroot album "13" and album single "Peel" respectively as writer, producer, and artist.
Jason recently launched the beat-making video series YUMMY SOUNDS with his son, Aubrey, and fellow longtime STOMP cast member John Sawicki. He also recently scored the Independent short film Origami, written and directed by Paul Burger and starring Aubrey Mills.
Jason currently performs regularly with The Dan Band, Sasha Dobson, Candice Anitra, and Giant's Are Small's production of "Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood", for which he provided "Live Sound Effects (Foley) Sound Design".