B i o g r a p h y
Jerad Lippi was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and began to play drums at age seven. He later attended The New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase. While at Purchase, Jerad served as the drummer for the Purchase Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Todd Coolman, and submitted his Master’s Thesis, entitled Time Travels: Modern Rhythm Section Techniques as Employed by Ari Hoenig. Lippi’s teachers have included legendary drummers Joe Morello, John Riley, Ari Hoenig, Michael Carvin, and Kenny Washington. Among the artists he has had the privilege of performing with are; Eric Alexander, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Paul Bollenback, F.I.R, Jonathan Kreisburg, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Gilad Hekselman, Jaques Schwarz-Bart, Steve Wilson, Ralph Bowen, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, David Hazeltine, George Garzone, Jean-Michel Pilc, Sean Weyland, and many others. Jerad serves as the drummer for the progressive metal group Ever Forthright, who released their debut, self-titled record in December 2011 to rave reviews. Jerad serves on faculty at Lagond Music in Elmsford, New York and regularly teaches private lessons in his studio in Queens, New York. Jerad is currently a Bosphorus Cymbals artist and continues to perform regularly in New York City and internationally.