Jonathan Schang is proud to be the drummer and primary composer for District 97. In addition to his activities within the band, Jonathan is one of Chicago's busiest and most in-demand Modern Dance Accompanists. He has been commissioned to write works for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Thodos Dance Chicago, with future collaborations in the works involving the most gifted members of Chicago's thriving dance community. Having won numerous awards for both his compositional and drumset prowess, Jonathan has performed with Chicago's most legendary musicians, including a national TV appearance with former Miles Davis Musical Director (1979-1988), Robert "Baabe" Irving III. In October 2010, Jonathan was signed as a Paiste Cymbals Artist. Fellow Paiste Artist Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Earthworks etc.) calls District 97 "sensational" and says "Jonathan writes and plays like a demon." The pair had a chance to meet and jam together in Memphis, TN in December 2010.