Peter Fraize

Peter Fraize

Title:
Professorial Lecturer
Office:
Phillips Hall B-131
Phone: 202-994-9046
Email:
pfraize@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Classical and Jazz Saxophone

Professor Peter Fraize joined the GW Jazz Faculty in 1994, and currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies. Professor Fraize attended the New England Conservatory of Music from 1983 to 1985, and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 1985 to 1989 where he received his degree in Jazz Performance. Since his return to Washington, DC in 1989, Professor Fraize has established himself as a bandleader with his jazz/rock band Stickman, the Peter Fraize Quintet and Trio, and his recent Hammond organ-driven project. He is also a long time member of the Greg Hatza Organization and the Larry Brown Quintet. Over the course of his career Prof. Fraize has been featured as a leader and sideman in festivals and clubs in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Peru. He has released several CDs on his own label, Union Records. His latest, Organic Matter, won the Washington Area Music Association award ("Wammie") for Best Jazz Recording 2010.

Education

Artist's Diploma in Jazz Performance, Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands, 1989