Kassa Overall is, as Time Out New York puts it, “a Renaissance man: part chopsy, super-funky jazz drummer, part beatmaking producer and a more than capable MC to boot." While percussion is his main focus, Overall has a passion for electronic-based production and often incorporates the use of laptops and samplers into his music. He’s collaborated with a formidable list of artists, including Vijay Iyer, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Francis & the Lights, Yoko Ono, Marc Ribot, Mayer Hawthorne, Ravi Coltrane, Gary Bartz, and many more. He spent five years as a key member of pianist Geri Allen'sTimeline band and around a decade with trumpeter Theo Croker, whose album Escape Velocity he co-produced. As a rapper and producer, Overall has collaborated with Das Racist and the duo Peaceful Solutions with Kool A.D. In 2017, he was a DJ onThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert's house band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Aside from his own work, Kassa currently works as a spoken word and laptop artist withTerri Lyne Carrington's Social Science; plays drums with Carmen Lundy, and plays drums and produces for No Wave pioneer Arto Lindsay.