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Roger Friedman

After a stint at Ohio University playing the conga drums in the Jazz ensemble, I transferred to Berklee in Boston. That's where I met some really great musician's and started to see where my place was in music. One of my close friends at Berklee, Steve McCraven, was studying drums. He heard me play both the piano and the drums and said “forget the drums, stick to piano”, and that's what I did.

I studied piano with Ray Santisi and formed an electric jazz-fusion group in Boston. We moved to western Massachusetts and made some incredible music for a couple of years. Very spontaneous, highly improvisational. The group went their separate ways and I ended-up back in Cleveland where it all started. Living in Cleveland for the past 30 years I have had the pleasure to perform with many fantastic musician's. A partial, and ever-expanding list follows.

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