Jason Lewis graduated from the classical percussion program at San Jose State University, under the direction of Tony Cirone of San Francisco Symphony, with a B.A. in music. Lewis has taught privately in the bay area, coached at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, has performed clinics at schools throughout San Jose area, and is a lecturer in the Jazz Studies Department at San Jose State University.
Lewis has played with a variety of talented musicians including; John Stowell, Gary Burton, Gil Goldstein, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Bob Sheppard, Steve Rodby, Paul McCandles, Norma Winstone, Larry Coryell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, and Kurt Elling. He has also performed with the San Jose Symphony and the San Jose Civic Light Opera.
Besides playing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with many groups, Lewis has toured and recorded with Boz Scaggs, Michael Brook, Djivan Gasparyan, Ann Dyer and Taylor Eigsti. He can be heard on numerous recordings as well as TV (Spark on PBS), Video Game (Godfather 2) and Movie Soundtracks (Affliction, Albino Alligator, Ratatouille-”Our Friend the Rat”) and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (with Boz Scaggs).