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.
Upcoming Solo Trio Improvisation EP
Fragman will be releasing an EP of Solo Trio improvisations in April 2018. The EP will be available on iTunes & Spotify
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.
Wicked Chops at the Delaware drum Show
The Wicked Chops team with Donald Witter, Paul F. Murphy, and Dominic Fragman will be demoing the Wicked Chops Pad at the Delaware Drum Show, February 25, 2018.
Wicked Chops at NAmm18
Donald Witter and Dominic Fragman with be representing AHEAD and the Wicked Chops Pad at the Winter NAMM conference in Anaheim, January 25-28th.
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