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|Birth name||Jason Toop Cooper|
|Born||31 January 1967|
|Genres||Post punk, gothic rock, alternative rock|
|Associated acts||The Cure, My Life Story|
Life and work
Born in London, England, Jason studied drums at London's Drumtech (where he is now a patron and visiting artist). He first came to public attention as drummer for the band My Life Story. Jason joined The Cure in 1995 following the 1993 departure of their previous drummer Boris Williams. So far, he has performed on the studio albums Wild Mood Swings, Bloodflowers, The Cure and 4:13 Dream. He also appeared in two concert films, Trilogy and Festival 2005.
Jason also composes music for film, most notably co-creating the score for the horror/thriller From Within, for which he and co-composer Oliver Kraus won the award for Best Original Score at the 2008 Solstice Film Festival.
Jason uses Natal drums and Zildjian cymbals.
On 15 May 2004, Jason married his long-time girlfriend Allison.
Discography with The Cure
- Wild Mood Swings (1996)
- Galore (1997)
- Bloodflowers (2000)
- Greatest Hits (2001)
- Trilogy (2003), DVD
- The Cure (2004)
- Festival 2005 (2005), DVD
- 4:13 Dream (2008)
- Bestival Live 2011 (2011)
- "Jason Cooper". Picturesofyou.us. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- Jason Cooper on Myspace
- Forum dedicated to Jason
- Picture of Jason and Boris
- Jason at Pictures of You
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