About Me

About me

I am a tokyo-based drummer and music educator from Hanover, Germany, living in Japan since 2009.

After being a flourishing member of the German jazz scene for many years, I currently reside in Japan performing with a variety of national and international acts as a freelance musician. I am also a dedicated music educator, presently teaching in the Jazz Course at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and giving private drum lessons to students of all kinds. 

As a performer I have worked in a variety of situations, including concerts, tours and recording sessions in Europe, the USA and Asia, and with venues ranging from the tiniest Tokyo Jazz Clubs to big outdoor festivals and arenas.
Artists I have worked with include Makoto Ozone, Branford Marsalis, Sadao Watanabe, Seiko Matsuda, Lisa Ono, Miki Imai, Tomonao Hara, Seiichi Nakamura, Kengo Nakamura, Kanji Ishimaru, Eisaku Yoshida, Junko Moriya, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Dan Nimmer, Martin Sasse, Michel Reis and Mike Tucker besides many others.
Additionally I have done TV appearances for music shows and commercials in Japan.

I studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA from 2001 until 2004. 

I am an endorser for Canopus Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, and Regal Tip Sticks & Brushes.

プロフィール

ドイツ・ハノーファー生まれ。米バークリー音楽大学を首席で卒業。ドイツへ帰国後、ブランフォード・マルサリス、ジェシ・デイビスなどと共演し、全欧各国での演奏活動を幅広く展開すると同時に、教育の場でも実績を挙げる。2009年より東京を拠点に活動中。主な共演者は渡辺貞夫、小曽根真、松田聖子、小野リサ、中村誠一、原朋直、中川英二郎、守屋純子など。リーダーアルバムを今野敏が主宰する78LABELよりリリース。
現在、洗足学園音楽大学ジャズコースの講師として後進の指導にも当たっている。

Dennis Frehse holding a cymbal in front of a black background.