Jason Slota is from Bloomington, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University under the guidance of Kenny Aronoff and David Baker. Upon graduation, Jason moved to the San Francisco area to start his career, where he became a sought after drummer and percussionist. He has toured worldwide, performing on stage with Femi KutiThe Mountain GoatsThe Magik*Magik OrchestraPop-Up MagazineThe Japonize Elephants, Aphrodesia, and Beach Blanket Babylon.

Currently, Jason performs with Thao and The Get Down Stay DownJohn Vanderslice, and many others. He is the first call drummer for famed San Francisco studio, Tiny Telephone.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down released Temple last May.