Jason Overy

Jason Overy

Jason Overy holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Victoria. Since 1999, he has played, recorded, and toured both nationally and internationally with Uzume Taiko, Canada’s first professional taiko drumming ensemble. Jason has been fortunate to have the opportunity to study with some of North America’s taiko and percussion masters such as Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka: Master Taiko Drummer, Kenny Endo, Taiko Star Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Percussion Master Sal Ferreras and Drum Set Master Lou Williamson. In return, he has enjoyed teaching music in workshops, private lessons and institutionally, to people of all ages locally, nationally and internationally. With composing partner Bonnie Soon, he has created music for theatre companies such as Vancouver’s MISCELLANEOUS Productions (Stock Characters: The Cooking Show, 2007).  Jason is also an Instructor of Shotokan Karate-do and travels to Japan with his Sensei to study as often as possible.