Press

“Schonig is a drummer who can get away with taking an opening solo, because he is both powerful and lyrical. As a result, he drives “Oracle” to a faster, darker place. He’s a master of texture, too, as his hand-drumming on Aphex Twin’s “Avril 14th” demonstrates.”– JC Hunter, All About Jazz (on Capitol Diner Vol. 2 Animal Style)

“’Orange Finnish Tulip’ is a vehicle for Schonig and his drum work is both buoyant and melodic….Schonig’s drum work as part of the ensemble can and should be listened to with great attention.”
– Richard Kamins, The Hartford Courant (on Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

“drummer Jared Schonig creates a language flexible and distinct enough to contain multitudes.”
– Jon Garelick, The Boston Phoenix (on Capitol Diner Vol 1)

“The opener, ‘Battle for Britain,’ might pass for an instrumental pop song if it weren’t for the crazy virtuosity in Schonig’s furious breakbeats.”
– Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“drummer Jared Schonig gives the music a dynamic rhythmic drive. He gives the Monk tune a nice subtle funky undercurrent but he also knows when to pull back – check out his tasty brushwork on ‘Orange Finnish Tulip’.”
– Robert Iannapollo, All About Jazz (on Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

“The trio alters the rhythmic flow, featuring drummer Jared Schonig’s poetic, but hard-hitting solo, brimming with brisk hi-hat hits and polyrhythmic tom patterns, returning with a vengeance for the finale.”
– Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

Schonig plays a skittery, electronica-influenced rhythm – it’s oddly infectious.  More, please.”
– Steve Greenlee, The Boston Globe (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

 “Vibes, bass and drums achieve a jazz-rock synthesis that goes beyond anything accomplished by the Bad Plus or Medeski, Martin and Wood – witty, wise and fun stuff, riding on the funk breeze of Jared Schonig’s drumming.”
– The San Francisco Chronicle (Best Jazz of 2008, Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

Jared Schonig’s throttling trap set palpitations provide the fuel….The machine gun drum fills of ‘The Ghost of Potato Creek Johnny’ and the spry bop rhythms of ‘Pisces’ careen with finger snapping abandon.”
– Troy Collins, All About Jazz (on Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

“Jared Schonig launches fill after fill after fill, propelling the tune irresistibly forward….Schonig is an absolute beast on Diner; even when he’s limited to brushes and hand drumming on ‘Orange Finnish Tulip,’ there are reminders aplenty of the explosiveness that came before.”
– JC Hunter, All About Jazz (on Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

“the participation of wondrous young drummer Jared Schonig…every bit as crucial to the group sound.”
– The Buffalo News (on Capitol Diner Vol. 1)

“drummer Jared Schonig… re-staging the air battle fought over the English Channel in 1940. Schonig’s proven many times over that he can fight the Luftwaffe single-handed… roaring fills and ‘Hulk Smash’ muscle.”
– JC Hunter, State of Mind Music (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“Drummers need love too, and Schonig deserves some for his incredible kit-work throughout–in particular, on the sunny vibe of “Avril 14th,” with his percussion-like traps.”
– Mark Turner, All About Jazz (on Capitol Diner Vol. 2 Animal Style)

“drummer Jared Schonig provides a snappy, powerful backbone…it develops in surprising and spontaneous ways.”
– Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader (on Capitol Diner Vol 2 Animal Style)

“Jared Schonig on drums performs in the pocket at all times for a three dimensional hybrid of sound….Schonig adds the finesse and musical glue for the trio.”
– Brent Black, @Critical Jazz (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“drummer Jared Schonig tackles pop hits with postbop aplomb.”
– Time Out Chicago (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“drummer Jared Schonig has the freedom to show off some serious chops . . .”
– Wesley Britton, BlogCritics Music (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“Schonig’s 
a busy drummer who
 mixes in-the-pocket
 grooves (“1984”) with 
head banging thrashers 
(‘Sunday’)….a sonic playground.”
– Nick Bewsey, ICON (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)

“this manic drum signature from Jared Schonig which seems to hurtle the song from one improvisational exchange to another.”
– Nick DeRiso, Something Else! (on Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective)