Jake Fryer has headlined at Birdland NYC, The Jazz Corner of the World, and many international jazz clubs and festivals in Tokyo, Auckland, Paris, Delhi, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Mumbai, San Diego and Hong Kong. This included a performance at The Institute of Fine Arts at the Birmingham International Jazz Festival. Following the Utsav, Bandra and other international Jazz Festivals The Jake Fryer Quartet featured on the Just Jazz programme for Sky Television. They also made an appearance in the Christmas movie Nativity by BBC Films.
Jake recorded a centennial tribute celebrating the great Dizzy Gillespie with jazz giant Randy Brecker. He has performed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Gospel Choir, Emeli Sande and Motown legends The Four Tops. He has also previously recorded with such legendary players as Richie Cole, Bud Shank, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson, and Joe LaBarbara. He has jammed with bebop maestro Charles McPherson and funk colossus Pee Wee Ellis.
He is signed to record labels on both sides of the Atlantic. His album "In Good Company" with fellow altoist Bud Shank featured in the top 10 in the jazz airplay charts in America. UK Performances have included such prestigious venues as The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall,The Ritz and The Royal Albert Hall. Jake played at Ronnie Scotts for the clubs golden anniversary.
"Jake Fryer is in a league of his own on alto sax. "
- Randy Brecker
"Fryer is a stellar saxophonist and has earned a reputation as a player to be watched. "
-L.A. Jazz Scene
"Jake solos after Bud and it's clear right away that he belongs with musicians of this caliber, and that the bebop idiom is as much his as Bud's. Traces can be heard of Bud's influence, and that of Phil Woods too."
- Reggie Marshall - U.S. jazz agent on reviewing Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet album "In good company."
"Fryer comes across as an equally fleet-fingered soloist who serves as a good foil to Bud Shank."
-Mike Shanley-Jazz Times
"Jake Fryer , one of the best musicians I know. A performance not to be missed . With a Five Star Alto Madness seal of approval. "