Logan Jayne, a.k.a. "Funk Souldier", is an active drummer in the Asheville, North Carolina area. He performs in a wide variety of studio and live settings with several NC based artists, large ensembles, combos, and bands such as Jim & the Giant Jam, Red Clay Revival, The Sufi Brothers, Love Logic (members of Dirty Logic), the award-winning funk/soul group LYRIC, and the acclaimed Asheville artist Aaron Woody Wood in his latest power-trio, Aaron Woody Wood and the Love Drugs.
Logan Jayne is a recent graduate of the Commercial Music & Audio Production Program at Western Carolina University, where he focused primarily on the performance of both live and studio drumset applications. In addition he has studied film audio, music for film, music/audio in media, complex jazz theory and jazz drumming techniques. He was a drummer for the WCU jazz band for all eight semesters he attended, seven of which he served as principal. He was a part of the top level jazz combos and helped form a new fusion ensemble. After only one year in existence, the high energy group performed on the conservatory stage at the 2019 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference held in Reno, Nevada. He was selected to be the drum set player in the front ensemble of The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver, Colorado, from where they completed a national tour. Logan remains a busy member in several active bands and ensembles in Asheville and surrounding areas, and has done so since the age of 16. He continues to specialize in a wide variety of genres and drumming styles, and has had countless experiences that have allowed him to acquire the skills needed to learn fast and support musical collaborators both creatively and professionally.
"The word 'bombastic' keeps coming up, as if it were some trap I keep falling into. Damn it, when I'm bombastic, I have my reasons. I want to be bombastic. Take it or leave it."