Nick Fryer is a guitarist, composer, and an educator. Nick has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and South America with appearances at jazz festivals that include the JVC Jazz Festival NYC, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Jazz in Peru International Jazz Festival. Nick has performed with many jazz greats including Peter Erskine, Anthony Cox, Mike Clark, Red Holloway, Dennis Mackrel, Rufus Reid, Billy Hart, David Bixler, Bob Mintzer, Pete McCann, and George and Ed Schuller.
Nick Fryer recorded his debut CD, Homespun, in 2011 and has also recorded with the Nick Fryer/Doug Stone Quartet, and the Chicago post-rock quintet Algernon. His composition "Broken Lady" was featured on Algernon's latest record, Ghost Surveillance, and was released on Cuneiform Records in 2010. Nick's most recent recording is an album of jazz standards with NYC jazz guitarist, Pete McCann.
Nick received a B.M. in Jazz Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a M.M. in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University. Studies also include New York University and the School for Improvised Music in New York City. Nick has studied privately with Steve Cardenas, Brad Shepik, Pete McCann, Bruce Arnold, Fareed Haque, and Tony Moreno.
Nick has over fifteen years of teaching experience and is currently the Associate Director of the Brubeck Institute in Stockton, CA. Prior to working at the Brubeck Institute, Nick Fryer was an Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he coordinated the guitar program and directed jazz combos, taught jazz history, and directed the jazz guitar ensemble. Nick also previously taught at Harold Washington College and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago, IL. A D'Addario Performing Artist, Nick Fryer also performs and presents clinics on guitar and jazz to colleges and high schools throughout the United States.
University of the Pacific
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