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Jay Frederick


Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jay Frederick is a New York City-based artist who has impressed musicians and critics alike with his highly personal approach to the drumset as a powerful yet uncommonly delicate and sensitive instrument. Largely self-taught, Frederick received his first drum as a gift on his first birthday. He has been playing in some form ever since.

In the mid 90´s Frederick attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he double majored in music theory and composition (with a concentration in music technology) and philosophy (with a concentration in Value Theory)

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...drummer Jay Frederick's personal zeal...show[s] dramatic evidence that jazz wants to grow...throughout the session, his unique touch leaves nothing to chance. A variety of textures and a willingness to go toe-to-toe with the front line make Frederick's contribution impressive.

-Jim Santella, All About Jazz


...refreshingly honest and exciting... Frederick lays down some fine drum work... contributing additional clarity and insight to the band's inventive approaches.

-Lee Prosser, The Jazz Review


...his playing shows maturity well beyond his years

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