BIO - Ian Froman
EDUCATION : New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Master of Music, Jazz Drumset Performance, 1986 - studies with Bob Moses and Miroslav Vitous Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Bachelor of Music, cum laude, 1984.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS : Canadian Juno Award, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Metalwood 2, 1999. Canadian Juno Award, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Metalwood, 1998. Jazz Report Magazine, Elecrtic Group of the Year, 1998, 1999. West Coast Music Awards, Jazz Album of the Year, Metalwood, 1998. Canada Council Grant for the Arts, 1985-86, 1986-87. New England Conservatory Honors Jazz Quintet, 1984-85, 1985-86. Jazz Workshop – Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, 1984. – one of ten students selected nationwide to study with Elvin Jones. New England Conservatory, Scholarship for Merit, 1985. Berklee College of Music, Scholarship for Merit, 1983, 1984.
PROFESSONIAL EXPERIENCE : Extensive touring throughout Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Asia and the United States including club, concert, and festival appearances as well as television and radiobroadcasts. Appearances with various artists include : John Abercrombie, Franck Amsallem, Arild Anderson, Jeff Andrews, Jerry Bergonzi, David Berkman, Michael Blake, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Steve Cardenas, Mino Cinelu, Marc Copeland, Hal Crook, Garry Dial, Niels Lan Doky, Billy Drewes, Mathew Garrison, George Garzone, Larry Goldings, Mick Goodrick, Larry Grenadier, Tim Hagans, Craig Handy, Ratzo Harris, John Hart, Kevin Hayes, Dave Holland, Frank Kimbrough, Adam Kolker, Dave Liebman, DJ Logic, Russ Lossing, Peter Madsen, Tony Malaby, Rick Margitza, Cecil McBee, Donny McCaslin, Ron McClure, Ben Monder, George Mraz, Eric Person, Lonnie Plaxico, Kenny Rankin, Adam Rogers, Brad Schoeppach, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Greg Tardy, John Taylor, Miroslav Vitous, Reggie Washington, Bobby Watson, Kenny Wheeler.
DISCOGRAPHY : Metalwood : “The Recline”, “Metalwood 3 “, “Metalwood Live”, “Metalwood 2”, “Metalwood”, ‘’Chronic’’, Rick Margitza : “Heart of Hearts”, Wolfgang Schalk : "Space Messengers", "Rainbows in the Night", Chris Tarry : “Sevyn”, “Unition”, “Groups Project”, Tommy Smith : “Misty Morning”, "Standards", “Reminiscence”, “Peeping Tom”, Ahmad Mansour : “Creatures”, “Tumbleweed”, “Penumbra”, “Oxiana”, “Episode”, Manu Pekar : “Passages”, “Manu Pekar and Friends”, Bert Seager : “Live at the Yardbird Suite”, Pierre Hurel : “Quartet”, Laszlo Gardony : “The Secret”, Ben Schwendener : “Picture Time” Forward Motion : “The Berklee Tapes”, “Progressions”. Sheryl Bailey : ‘’The power of three “. TEACHING : Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA - Associate Professor, Percussion Department, 1986 present, Drummers Collective, New York, NY - Faculty member, 1996 present, New School University, New York, NY – Adjunct Faculty, 2001 present.
ENDORSEMENTS : Paiste Cymbals, Sonor Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Heads.