Jake Reed is a professional drummer based in Los Angeles, who is quickly gaining a reputation for his ability to fit into a variety of musical situations. He has performed and/or recorded with Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Bill Cunliffe, Bruce Forman, Cow Bop, Seth MacFarlane, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, Les McCann, Freda Payne, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Mako, Tata Vega, Ellis Hall, Kait Dunton, Trumpetology, the Vibrometers, and Kiven.
“Jake is my first choice for all playing and teaching recommendations.” — Peter Erskine
“Jake Reed is a fantastic young drummer who excels at bringing the best to every situation. A true accompanist and textural master of time and dynamics, he always supports and drives the ensemble musically and in an intuitively sensitive way. I have been on tour and in the studio with him and am always impressed by his maturity, command and artistry. A most valuable player in my book!” — Bruce Forman
“Jake Reed is a well rounded, team playing, swingin mofo!” — Bob Mintzer