Jared Steer is a well-rounded performer who plays with a vast number of projects as a band member and freelance artist. His projects include Donkilo! (voted Best of NH Band in 2011), The Randy Roos’ Urethane, Ben Rudnick and Friends (numerous awards including several parents’ choice awards), Bangkok Disco, Solo and many others.
Jared has also has recorded on numerous albums with many of the region’s top artists. He has performed and or recorded with the likes of Shawn Monteiro (jazz vocalist), Randy Roos (guitar great), Philip Hamilton (Pat Metheny), Sayon Camara (master drummer from Guinea), Steve Rucker (Bee Gees), Steve Hunt (Alan Holdsworth), Pete Bremy (Vanilla Fudge), Matt Wilson (jazz great), James Montgomery (Blues Great), Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies), Margo Timmons (Cowboy Junkies), Jerry Leake (percussion great), John Funkhouser (Boston Pianist, Berklee), Ed Lucie (Boston Bassist, Berklee), Namory Keita (Master Drummer from Guinea), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Barry Mitterhoff (Hot Tuna), Lowman, Mike Bisio, Ken Kosek (Jerry Garcia, The Klezmer Mountain Boys), Kimberly Dahme (Boston), Keller Williams (Jam Band Great) Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts), Ernest Thompson (Film Great, Emmy Award Winner for “On Golden Pond”), Tony Sarno (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Bill Trujillo (Woody Herman), Bob McCarthy ( Boston Guitar Legend), Mighty Sam McClain (Blues Legend) and many others.
During his career, Jared has had the pleasure of playing a variety of venues around the country, ranging from the Hatch Shell in Boston, to the Lincoln Center and Symphony space in NYC, to live Sirius Radio performance in Washington DC.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jared is a sought-after drum set/ percussion instructor. Since 2001, Jared has maintained a full roster of private students at schools such as The Manchester Community Music School, New Hampton School, Inter-Lakes High School, Bedford Youth Performing Company, Sant Bani School, Holderness Prep School, and his home studio in New Hampton. Past students have been accepted into NHMEA Jazz All State, NHMEA All State , The Lakes Region Jazz Festival and colleges such as Berklee College of Music, The New School and SUNY Purchase. Jared strives to provide his students with a solid education in the fundamentals of drumming while maintaining an atmosphere of fun. Each student’s talents, wishes, and personality are considered so the lessons may be tailored to the individual. This provides an ideal learning environment and also keeps the student engaged and enjoying the instrument while they develope a love for music.
Jared has a B.A. in performance from Plymouth State College where he studied with Tim Gilmore and Eric C. Hughes. Post grad studies have been with long time mentor Bob Gullotti, Jeff Ballard, Rakalam Bob Moses, Jerry Leake, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud and Roberto Vizcaino Guillot. He has taken master Classes with Matt Wilson, Horacio Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerome Dupree and Dave Mattacks. Jared continues to study with a variety of musical greats in various genres.