David Frederick


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Vice President
Company Name
ARP Synthesizers

David Frederick was working for ARP Synthesizers in the early 1970s when he had an idea to create a special musical experience for the trade show in Chicago. He called it the NAMM JAM and the event became somewhat legendary, mostly due to the fact that many retailers were hearing the ARP 2600 for the first time. The performance included other products and even a jar of strawberry jam on each table. David's career in the industry also included work with Lowrey, Moog and Kurzweil.