Frederik Villmow is a German jazz-drummer
and composer, living in Trondheim/Norway.
He was born in 1993 and grew up in Pulheim -close to Cologne. At an early age, he started playing the drums.
He studied jazz-drums at
Codarts University of Arts, Rotterdam (2013-2015) and Jazzlinja NTNU, Trondheim (2015-now). Currently he's attending the master-program at Jazzlinja NTNU.
Between 2011-2015, Frederik was part of the Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia, which was awarded by the
WDR Jazz Award (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)
in the category up-and-coming.
In 2014 he took part in the
Metropole Orkest Academy in Hilversum, conducted by Jules Buckley and Vince Mendoza. In the same year,
he recorded the music of Gabriel Pérez with
The Soundtrip Orchestra featuring
Chris Potter on saxophone.
In 2015 Frederik moved to Trondheim/Norway, to attend at
the highly acknowledged jazz-department of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
In May 2018, the Frederik Villmow Quartet made its debut at Dokkhuset, Trondheim.
The quartet features Erlend Vangen Kongtorp
on tenor saxophone,
Philip Edwards Granly on piano and
Julian Haugland on double bass.
In september 2019 they released their debut album, recorded live at the legendary
Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen featuring pianist Carl Winther and saxophonist Tomas Franck (available on all digital platforms, on CD and 2LP vinyl).
The Taiwanese Blue Lounge Records (Taipei/Taiwan) selected the album as
"Best Newcomer of 2019".
During the years Frederik has collaborated with amongst others:
Tomas Franck, Carl Winther,
Vigleik Storaas, John Pål Inderberg,
Bjørn Alterhaug, Erling Aksdal,
Bendik Hofseth, Kirsti Huke,
Tore Brunborg, Trøndelag Big Band,
Mats Holmquist Big Band Stora Stygga,
Metropole Orkest Academy, Vince Mendoza, Jules Buckley,
Stefan Pfeifer-Galilea, Stephan Schulze,
Gabriel Pérez, Michael Villmow,
Billy Test, Alan Skidmore and
Concert tours have brought him to
The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, England, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Beside his activities as a musician, Frederik is also head of Trondheim Jazzforum.
Currently Frederik lives in Trondheim, Norway.