Addison Frei

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New York-based pianist Addison Frei (“Fry”)has won first prize in several competitions including the 2017 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, the 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, and the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida. His latest album on TCB Records, No Defense (2018), was celebrated with solo piano performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Alhambra (Geneva), and Lucerne Piano Festival. His previous records include Intentions(2014) and Transit (2016), featuring frequent collaborator and Manhattan Transfer co-founder Janis Siegel. Frei also co-leads AMP Trio, contributing compositions to Three (2017),m(y)our world (2015), and Flow(2013). AMP Trio has toured extensively throughout China, Japan and North America. Alongside vocalist Tahira Clayton they were selected as the winner of the 2017 DC Jazz Prix and have performed at the DC Jazz Festival, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dazzle, and Tribeca PAC among others. Frei expanded his production palette and exploration of political themes in Future Speak (2017), a digital EP and original video. He currently holds the piano chair in the Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble and is presently a member of the Orlando-based Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Rodney Whitaker. He is a Yamaha Artist.