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.
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.
Guitar, drum set and singing, simultaneously. The Solo Trio is Fragman's vehicle for intense, captivating songs interweaved by exhilarating improvisations drawing from African, Brazilian, Eastern, Jazz, and Rock influences. His performances have been wowing audiences and are often lauded as mind-blowing, sensational experiences. After seeing Fragman perform, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russel commented, "It's amazing. Had I not seen it I wouldn't have been able to imagine it."
The Spirit of Innovation & Drumming is a customizable program of music presentation and education that promotes development and evolution. Each event is led by Master drummer, Paul F. Murphy, and multi-instrumentalist, Dominic Fragman. Together they offer performances, clinics, and workshops that focus on improvisation and innovation in music and drumming.
The Zildjian family welcomes dominic fragman
On Monday June 11, 2018, the Zildjian family welcomed Dominic Fragman as a new artist. Zildjian celebrates 400 years of making cymbals this year. Fragman hand selected a new set Avedis cymbals with the help and hospitality of the Zildjian artist relations team Sarah Hagan and Emily Smith. 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.
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.
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