About the ArtistJake Reed is a professional drummer based in Los Angeles, CA, who regularly performs with jazz guitarist Bruce Forman, Grammy Award-winning artist Bill Cunliffe, and legendary big band composer Bill Holman. Jake has also performed or recorded with Cow Bop, Bob Mintzer, David Sills, Larry Koonse, Les McCann, Freda Payne, Tara Priya, and the group Kiven. Jake graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies where he studied with Peter Erskine. Jake maintains a busy performing and recording schedule, but still finds time to give back through teaching private lessons.
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“Jake is my first choice for all playing and teaching recommendations.” — Peter Erskine