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Jake Reed

About the Artist

Jake 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

We asked... Why Gretsch?

There is nothing more important to me than having the opportunity to play a great-sounding instrument that connects me to the music, sparks my imagination, and makes me feel right at home. For me, that instrument is Gretsch.


Peter Erskine, "Philly" Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Shelly Manne, Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Mel Lewis, Jeff Hamilton, John Von Ohlen, "Papa" Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams and many more....


Work hard, pay attention, be a nice person, and above all – trust yourself.

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