Jean-Paul Gaster plays drums in Clutch. Based out of West Virginia / Maryland, Jean Paul Gaster and Clutch have been intriguing and winning over audiences since the early '90s. The band and its unique blend of Zeppelin-by-way-of punk swagger combined with the poetry of Public Enemy’s Chuck D., have released at least six studio albums and have toured the world.
Currently Clutch is going to do what they do best, tour non-stop and make believers out of all who witness their pure rock fury live.
Says Gaster: "I took lessons with a jazz drummer and really just learned the history of all the instrument, of the drum kit. You have to remember that the drum kit as we know it really came into inception when this music called "jazz" hit the scene. So I think it's really important, as a drummer, to take jazz lessons. Not so much because you want to play like Max Roach, but more because you need to understand why the drums are set up the way they are, like, why is it there's a high hat sitting at your left? There's a reason for this stuff, and so I think that's really an important thing for young guys to understand."