About Bruns

Originally from Coldwater, Ohio, Jason Lee Bruns’ (b.1979) passion for drumming took him from delivering newspapers for private lesson money, to Miami University on a music scholarship, to USC’s Jazz Studies program.


Today, Bruns travels the globe in search of new rhythms and draws on these musical experiences to lead Los Angeles-based crossover jazz group, The Bruns Collective.


He’s produced nine albums – including two that charted in the top-10 and holds a B.M.degree in Classical Percussion and M.M. degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Production. Notable projects include Beck’s Sound & Vision, Game of Thrones, Louis Price, and Liane Carroll.

Career Highlight

Bruns is the founding and 15-year director of the Campbell Hall (a private k-12 school in Southern California) World Music and Recording Arts & Production programs. Find out more here:


Bruns is AVID certified.

Bruns is a BMI artist.