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 Argentinian, Cologne-based, composer Gabriel Pérez with The Soundtrip Orchestra featuring
Chris Potter on saxophone.
In 2015 Frederik moved to Trondheim/Norway, where he did a bachelor-degree 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 Marc Doffey
on tenor saxophone,
Philip Edwards Granly on piano and
Julian Haugland on double bass.
In february 2019 they recorded their debut album, live at the legendary
Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen featuring pianist Carl Winther and saxophonist Tomas Franck.
To be released on AMP Music & Records on september 20th 2019 digital, on CD and vinyl.
During the years Frederik has played and worked with amongst others
Carl Winther, Tomas Franck, John Pål Inderberg, Bjørn Alterhaug, Erling Aksdal,
Halvard Kausland, Bendik Hofseth,
Kirsti Huke, Heidi Skjerve,
Vigleik Storaas, Hildegunn Øiseth,
Tore Brunborg, Nils Olav Johansen,
Trøndelag Big Band,
Mats Holmquist Stora Stygga,
Metropole Orkest Academy, Ack van Rooyen, Denis Gäbel, Hanno Busch, Paul Heller,
Vince Mendoza, Jules Buckley,
Billy Test, Luciano Biondini, Alan Skidmore and Chris Potter.
Concert tours have brought him to
The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, England, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Norway.
Beside his activities as a musician, he is board-member of Trondheim Jazzforum.
Currently Frederik lives in Trondheim, Norway.