Nick Fryer is a guitarist, composer and educator. Nick performs regularly in Cincinnati and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and South America with various bands and educators. Nick has had the great privilege to share the stage with many jazz greats including Peter Erskine, Anthony Cox, Mike Clark, Red Holloway, Dennis Mackrel, Rufus Reid, Billy Hart, David Bixler, Bob Mintzer, Pete McCann, George Schuller, and Ed Schuller.
Nick received a B.M. in Jazz Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a M.M. in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University. Studies also include New York University and the School for Improvised Music in New York City. Nick has studied privately with Steve Cardenas, Brad Shepik, and Fareed Haque.
Nick has over twenty years of teaching and arts administration experience and is currently on faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. Prior to this, Nick was the Associate Director of the Brubeck Institute in Stockton, Ca and before that was an Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he coordinated the guitar program and directed jazz combos, taught jazz history, and directed the jazz guitar ensemble. Nick also previously taught at Harold Washington College and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago, IL.