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Dominic Fragman

Dominic Fragman is a unique and exciting solo artist who performs original and improvised material through singing, playing guitar and drumming . . . all at the same time. All Live. No Looping. Fragman has an inventive approach to the one man band concept. The Solo Trio.

Fragman is also an active clinician, lecturer, and educator. He is the co-founder of the Spirit of Jazz & Democracy, the Spirit of Innovation & Drumming, and the Mind Set of Innovation. He studies music, drumming, and composition under master drummer, Paul F. Murphy. He has also studied and played with iconic pianist and innovator, Cecil Taylor as well as renowned bebop pianist, Larry Willis.

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Spirit of Jazz & Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy is a program of interactive lectures, concerts, workshops, and masterclasses that highlight the congruency of jazz and democracy and focus on the role of improvisation and innovation in the expansion of freedom and the betterment of the human condition. 

MindSet of Innovation

Innovation is essential to the expansion of freedom. The Mindset of Innovation programming fosters and facilitates freedom by teaching and promoting free-thinking, self-liberation, and the peaceful tolerance of ideas and truths.

. . . A Kung Fu Master of the drums. He is the next generation of trailblazing drummers and pushes the boundaries of rhythm exploring music form all angles with his instrument and free spirit.
— What's Up Magazine
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The Zildjian family welcomes  dominic fragman

On Monday June 11, 2018, the Zildjian family welcomed Dominic Fragman as a new artist. Fragman hand selected a new set of Avedis cymbals with the help and hospitality of the Zildjian artist relations team: Sarah Hagan and Emily Smith. Zildjian celebrates 400 years of making cymbals this year.Zildjian and Fragman will be collaborating on programming for the Spirit of Innovation & Drumming. 

Wicked Chops Clinic at Chuck Levins July 14, 2018

Dominic Fragman and Paul F. Murphy will give a Wicked Chops drum clinic on Saturday July 14 at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center. Chuck's is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Zildjian, Regal Tip, Ahead, and Drum Tacs will be contributing to the event. The clinic will be focused on the method from the Spirit of Innovation & Drumming. The event runs from 11am to 6pm. The clinic begins at 1pm.





Songs of the Ever Moving Vol. 1 EP Release

New EP of Solo Trio Improvisation is available now at:




wicked Chops at the connecticut Drum show

Fragman will be representing Paul F. Murphy's Wicked Chops Pad at the Connecticut Drum Show on April 22, 2018.









Please feel free to get in touch with questions and comments regarding Dominic Fragman, Wicked Chops, The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy, and the Spirit of Innovation & Drumming. We will return your message as soon as possible. Thank you!