“For me Silverstein Ambipoly reeds are the closest synthetic reed to the sound and feel of cane. They provide a fantastically full, rich tone which can really project. The dynamic range is very impressive going from a whisper to a roar whilst still maintaining superb clarity of tone and control. They allow me to achieve excellent articulation and stable intonation over the complete instrument.Thanks to the life span of Ambipoly reeds I can be sure to capture my sound at it’s very best for months to come.”
Jake Fryer has performed and recorded with Chaka Khan, Randy Brecker, The Four Tops, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kool and The Gang, Pee Wee Ellis, Charles Mcpherson and The London Gospel Choir.
Jake Fryer has headlined at Birdland The Jazz Corner of the World and toured many international jazz clubs and festivals in Tokyo, Auckland, Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Mumbai, San Diego and Delhi. UK performances have included Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Albert Hall, The London Jazz Festival, Birmingham Institute Of Fine Arts, The Royal Festival Hall and The Ritz.
Through the international contacts made whilst on tour Jake set up a Skype Summer School. Jake lead master classes in improvisation and taught students in New Zealand, Japan, India, France, and China.
His educational You Tube Channel, Jake Fryer Jazz, has been viewed over 100,000 times reaching audiences in over 46 countries. Jake also teaches 70 students a week in London schools and has run school band tours to Paris and New York.
Jake recorded with Bud Shank, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson, and Joe LaBarbara in Los Angeles. The album “In Good Company” reached the top 10 radio airplay in the USA and got fantastic reviews from The Jazz Times, LA Jazz Scene and The Jazz Journal.
He is signed to record labels on both sides of the Atlantic.