About Paul F

About Me!

Paul Fredericks is a 30 year old jazz pianist and guitarist. He began studying music at Cooperative Arts & Humanities Magnet High School as well as Neighborhood Music School both in New Haven. During his high school years he also participated as one of the students to partake in Yale School of Music & Media Studies special “Cool Schools” Summer Program and WFSB Special.

He continued his studies of jazz piano, guitar, and composition at the University of Bridgeport where he got his Bachelors in Music Performance with a focus on Music Education & Composition.

Paul has most recently finished 2 Specialization Certifications from the Berklee School of Music. Consisting of focuses on Music Education, Jazz Improv, Music Production, Songwriting, & Arranging.

Paul has played over 200 hundred shows at such places as: Toads Place in New Haven, The Webster Theater in Hartford, The Bridgeport Bluefish Stadium now the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, the Shubert Theater in New Haven and more. He has opened for bands such as Foreigner, Buckethead, Hatebreed, & The Machine.

He has trained under such notable musicians and composers such as:

James Moody – Famous Jazz Saxophonist legend, playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus and more. He won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for his album Moody 4B.

Eric Singer – is an American hard rock drummer, best known as the drummer of the legendary Kiss, he also performed with Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Brian May, Gary Moore, & more.

Jeffrey Johnson – University of Bridgeport Associate Dean & Professor of Music, and renowned classical music reviewer for some of the nation’s biggest media outlets.

Chris Coogan – University of Bridgeport Jazz Piano Teacher, called “a masterful pianist” by the New York Times, Chris Coogan is a composer, performer, teacher, choir director and producer.

Patrick Smith – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School lead music teacher, WCSU Percussion Instructor, toured with: Paul Cetera, Aretha Franklin, & the Rolling Stones.

Dan Arcamone – University of Bridgeport Jazz Guitar Teacher, Artist Recording Collective artist, guitarist, composer, and educator hailing from Norwalk, CT.

Gary Burton – Berklee School of Music Instructor, his long career as a performer, teacher, improviser, recording artist, and mentor to generations of musicians, playing with Chick Corea, Chet Atkins, Stan Getz, Quincy Jones, Pat Metheny. Along the way, he has been nominated for more than a dozen Grammy Awards, winning seven.

 

Check out some of my music below, ranging from Christmas music, electronic music, to jazz piano!

Paul has worked as a studio musician on projects such as:

Studio MusicianHilly Michaels Pop; This
Studio MusicianPlanet Norris; Live My Life My Way
Studio MusicianNP2; EP

Paul has also worked as a composer on multiple projects such as:

ComposerDig Em’ Up; PC Video Game

ComposerMr. Moore’s Last Seconds; Browser Video Game by “Hexaton Studios” for Ludum Dare 27 Competition (Received 5th in Audio out of 2,213)

ComposerThe Last Hope; Android Game by “ByChance Game Studios”

ComposerAssault; PC Game by “Absolute Studios”

ComposerBattle For Wesnoth; (Return to Ruins SP Campaign) Steam Video Game

Paul has also recently become the Chief Education Officer for PianoGym.com a free Music Educational Website.

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