About Me

Dennis Frehse

I was born in Hannover, Germany in 1979. I studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA (class of ’04), and I have been living in Japan since 2009.

Performance credits include concerts and tours in Europe, the USA and Asia with a variety of musicians like Makoto Ozone, Branford Marsalis, Sadao Watanabe, Seiko Matsuda, Lisa Ono, Tomonao Hara, Seiichi Nakamura, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Dan Nimmer, Martin Sasse, Michel Reis and Mike Tucker besides many others. Recordings include various sessions for a wide range of artists as well as TV appearances in Japan for music shows and commercials.

In addition to performing, I have been teaching drums for more than 20 years, privately, at various music schools, and doing workshops.

Since 2019 I have been a faculty member at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Kawasaki (Japan) where I teach drumset and ensemble classes in the Jazz Department.

I have released two CDs as a leader: Trifoje (2013) and Rollin’ (2014).

I endorse Canopus Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Regal Tip Sticks & Brushes.