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 that utilize odd meters and phrasing with free improvisations. In September of 2017, they released their first album, Diagrams, which received favorable reviews from the jazz press.

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

Jack received his Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance 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.