Jeremy Friedman is a percussionist, producer, and live electronic music artist from New York City whose career represents an amalgam of artistic styles and musical traditions.  

 

As a producer and electronic musician Jeremy draws from his diverse musical upbringing in jazz, hip hop, and alternative rock to create groove driven soundscapes that blur the boundaries of musical genres towards the creation of a singular musical entity.  Examples of his innovative production style can be heard on the Veronika Harcsa & Bálint Gyémánt album Tell Her  (Traumton) - nominated best jazz album of 2016 by the Fonogram Hungarian Music Awards and Album of the Week by the German National Radio (NDR) - and, more recently, on the debut EP Must Be In The Future  (Chubby Settler) by the progressive electronic jazz duo Endless Island, having been featured performers at the Kalima festival in Lausanne, Switzerland and the PAS festival in Montesilvano, Italy.  As a solo artist, Jeremy performs as the MGAMAN fusing drums and live electronics creating real-time groovescapes, and has performed in important venues and festivals including Costello Club in Madrid, Spain and the Future Music Forum in Barcelona, Spain.   

 

Jeremy's international career as a percussionist, vibraphonist, and drum set player has brought him to collaborate with renowned artists and ensembles spanning the musical genres including pop vocalist Emiliana Torrini, flamenco flautist Jorge Pardo, jazz pianist Guillermo Klein, and Sting.  Jeremy's classical and orchestral appearances include the Israel Philharmonic, the Liceu Opera Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, and the Luxembourg Philharmonic, performing under the baton of influential conductors including Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and James Levine.