Edward Freytag and William Ellis (along with Alan Wyatt - saxes, Shawn Perkinson - guitars, and David Schwab - bass) will be presenting a clinic/masterclass on June 26th in Pangle Hall of Lee University, 1pm, on “How Jazz Musicians Work Together in Performance Scenarios”. That same evening @ 7pm the group will be IN CONCERT in the Dixon Center (LEE) presenting a world class jazz performance! Feel free to attend either or both events if you are near the Cleveland/Chattanooga, TN area (or anywhere else on the planet for that matter)…you don’t want to miss these two stellar events! AND…it’s FREE to the public! See you there…!!

LEE UNIVERSITY / Pangle Hall 340 Church St NE / Dixon Center 1120 N Ocoee St / Cleveland, TN 37311


Edward Freytag and William Ellis will be presenting a clinic/session @ the TnMEA (Tennessee Music Educators Association) Conference on Thursday, April 11 at 3pm / Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN / Ryman Studios PQR. Clinic topic: Help! What do I do with my drummer and percussionists in my jazz ensemble? Guest performers: Alan Wyatt - saxes / Shawn Perkinson - guitars / Todd Parks - bass. Open to all attendees of the conference.

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Hello all…haven’t posted news in a bit on the site (www.bodproductions.org)…been slammed busy…which is a good thing! Here are a few things I’ve been doing lately…

Guest Conductor / Clinician for the “For The Love of Music” festival day @ Hampton Cove Middle School in Huntsville, AL hosted by Gene Swanner.

Clinician for the TxMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. Did a presentation of my newest collection, FIRST SOLOS & DUETS…a set of Grade I comps for concert snare, percussion keyboard, timpani, and multi-percussion.

Clinician along w/ William Ellis @ the Rutherford County Percussion Fest in Murfreesboro, TN hosted by David England. Performed along w/ guests Kelli Cox - piano, and Jeff E. Cox - bass. Presented a session on “how drummers and percussionists work together in commercial music and jazz”.

Clinician along w/ William Ellis @ the West Kentucky Percussion Festival hosted by Rick Gardner at Muhlenberg Co HS in Greenville, TN.

Clinician along w/ William Ellis for the percussion students at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN hosted by David “mallet-man” Steinquest…!

There it is…busy as a bee! Give me a shout if you would like to include BOD Productions in one of your events! Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Giant thanks to all of the support entities that make what I do possible…BOD Productions Music Services, RowLoff Productions, KHS America, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, D’Addario, Evans Drum Heads, Humes & Berg, and Monkdrums.


Edward Freytag performed as aux percussionist along with saxophonist, Alan Wyatt, and a stellar ensemble on Monday evening, January 14, in the Dixon Center on the campus of Lee University in Cleveland, TN. The event was Wyatt’s faculty jazz concert and featured original works by himself and other great works by several icons of jazz, most notable being Pat Metheny and Claus Ogerman. Great examples of advanced technique and pro level musicianship were exhibited by all members of the cast. Stay tuned to www.bodproductions.com for more event announcements in the near future!

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