Dylan Jack is a percussionist praised for his musical sensitivity, exceptional technique, and command of a wide range of musical genres in the Boston music scene. With a distinct sound that has made its way across the country, his playing and style of composing has been described as “visceral but with so much delicacy and finesse.” As a performer, Jack divides his attention between band appearances, chamber music projects and collaborations with living composers and musicians in multicultural projects. In 2016, he launched the Dylan Jack Quartet and released their debut record Diagrams (on the Creative Nation Music label) in September of 2017. The quartet is an innovative ensemble of the highest artistry that pioneers an elusive, extraordinary sound worlds beyond traditional jazz.
Dylan holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also holds a Masters degree from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA in Modern American Music where he received the Patricia Sherman Award for outstanding performance, work, and dedication to music.
As an author, Dylan has self-published his own drum-set instruction book entitled “Meters and Accents: A Study in Polyrhythmic and Polymetric Coordination.” It was written n collaboration with his teacher, Marv Dahlgren (Co-author of 4-Way Coordination).
...the music shifts and darts, changing direction with glee. Yet, one is rewarded time and again by hearing how this
quartet works and plays together, really listening and responding to each other, not just blowing over the changes. -