Welcome to my Site
Hello and welcome to my website. I've uploaded a bunch of photos, videos, and sound clips from various performances and records I've been a part of over the past few years. Please feel free to drop me a line - jakereed@icloud.com.

Latest News - Archived Updates
November 3, 2014
I can't believe it's already November. It's been such an incredible year for music, and there's still some left!

This past week was no exception. First, Cooper Appelt and I recorded with Kait Dunton on her new album, which I'm really looking forward to hearing when it's all finished. Then, it was so much fun to play with the Woody Herman Alumni band feat. Ken Peplowski and Bobby Shew (among many other outstanding alumni) at the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's "Something Cool" festival. From there, it was off to Whittier, CA to perform with Bill Cunliffe, Bob Sheppard, and Jonathan Richards with the Rio Hondo Symphony. Cunliffe's compositions and orchestrations are so moving and the orchestra sounded great. It was such a pleasure to play with them again.

In other news, I am pleased to announce that Alfred Publishing just released my first instructional book Jazz Drumset Etudes, vol 1. I feel very grateful for their help throughout the writing/publishing process, and I'm excited to be able to give back to the percussion/drumming community. Special thanks to Dave Black at Alfred for all of his help and to Peter Erskine for writing a very thoughtful foreword. Here's a link if you are interested in purchasing a copy or just want to take a look: Jazz Drumset Etudes, vol. 1

That's all for now! Is it too early to say "Happy Holidays?"

Upcoming Gigs
04/30/15 - Kiven - Lyric Theatre - 8:00 pm - Los Angeles, CA