Frederik Villmow (*1993 in Cologne, Germany) is a jazz drummer
and composer based in Oslo, Norway.
He studied jazz drums at Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam
and at Jazzlinja NTNU in Trondheim where he attained a
He has worked with a wide variety of musicians including
Tomas Franck, Carl Winther,
Vigleik Storaas, John Pål Inderberg,
Erling Aksdal, Eirik Hegdal, Nils Olav Johansen,
Kirsti Huke, Heidi Skjerve, Hildegunn Øiseth,
Bendik Hofseth, Alan Skidmore,
Mats Holmquist Big Band, Vince Mendoza,
and Gabriel Pérez´ SoundTrip Orchestra featuring Chris Potter.
In 2019, Frederik Villmow released his debut album as a leader,
recorded live at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen and entitled
`Frederik Villmow Quartet feat. Tomas Franck – Live in Copenhagen´.
The record was selected as `Best Newcomer of the year´ by
Hank Msiao, Blue Lounge Records Taiwan.
Over the last years, Frederik has had the opportunity to do concert tours to several countries as
The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, England, Ireland,
Iceland, Finland, Estonia, France, Belgium,
The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Frederik Villmow is endorsed by Canopus Drums.
"Frederik Villmow made an impressive debut that makes you want more.
His band, a top-class international ensemble,
plays Straight-ahead jazz at its finest."
(Jazzpodium, Germany 03/2020 - Hans-Bernd KIttlaus)
"With this authentic vision, drummer Frederik Villmow is heading towards a serious future,
with probably many timeless albums and concerts."
(Jazzenzo Magazine, The Netherlands 11/2019 - Cyriel Pluimakers)