Biography

“There’s a raw and honest spirit and a highly refined sense of detail in the music of Dylan Jack, a gifted drummer and composer hailing from the North Shore of Massachusetts. There’s also a roiling spontaneity and brilliant clarity in the sound of his quartet…” – David Adler

Dylan Jack is a percussionist and composer participating in multiple genres within the Boston music scene. As a performer, Jack divides his attention between band appearances, chamber music projects, and collaborations with living composers and musicians in multicultural projects focusing on original and creative music.

In 2016, Jack launched the Dylan Jack Quartet, an ensemble focusing on combining intricately composed segments utilizing odd meters and phrasing with plenty of space for improvisations showcasing each player’s individual voice and in-depth group improvisations.

Jack is also an in demand educator and in 2013 he authored and self-published the drum-set method book Meters and Accents in collaboration with Marv Dahlgren (co-author of 4-Way Coordination). The material focuses on polyrhythmic and polymeric rhythms utilizing accents and all four limbs to create multiple layers to be used in any style of drumming. This aesthetic can be heard in all of his music and improvisations.

Jack received his Bachelor degree in music from the McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and holds a Masters of Music in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College.