In 1984, Ian was selected to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida to study with Elvin Jones and then with Miroslav Vitous at the New England Conservatory in 1986. Ian has played with likes Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, Rick Margitza, Miroslav Vitous, and many others. Ian is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, New School and City College of NYC.
Ian is respected for his unique approach to jazz drumming. He holds a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music. He has also studied intensively under Elvin Jones. Ian has recorded with Rick Margitza, Dave Liebman, Miroslav Vitous, Ahmad Mansour, Tommy Smith, Craig Handy, and George Garzone, and plays with two-time Canadian Juno Award winning group, Metalwood.
“I’ve always been interested in teaching, and always felt I had an affinity for explaining how to do what I do, even as a teenager teaching neighborhood kids. So even though I consider myself a player first, it always felt natural to juggle a performance career with a teaching career. Now when I google myself I’ve started to see people’s credits saying ‘studied with Ian Froman.’ That’s a new twist!”