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Musician: Drummer - Drum Set Teacher



Jacob Kaye: Musician/ Jazz & Contemporary Drummer & Teacher



Performance - Biography



Jacob Kaye has over 35 years international professional performance experience on stage, screen & television in diverse musical styles.
Jacob does freelance work while maintaining a teaching schedule with a steady stream of serious students up & coming drummers & professionals. Click Contact page to send an email.

Jacob has studied drum set with world renowned teacher Jim Chapin (20th century's most influential drum set educator & Moeller Method proponent), Percussion with Saul Goodman (Juilliard School), and Michael Bookspan (Philadelphia Orchestra), Music Theory, Piano & Arranging at University of the Arts, University of Maryland, and U.S. Naval School of Music. Finally, ten years performing world-wide in many diverse styles of music with the U.S. Marine Corps music program. __________________________________

Professional Experience
Big Band Jazz (featured soloist) ♦ Top 40 Cover Show-Band ♦ Funk ♦ Latin styles. Section Leader for Marching Percussion ♦ Principal Percussionist for Concert Band ♦ Leader small group Jazz ♦ staff arranger

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♦ Performances in United States, Japan, Europe, Iceland, Bermuda, Canada.
♦ Music Clinics
♦ National T.V. supporting 1984 Olympics (USMC band)
♦ NBC Good Morning Show with USMC band (several performances)
♦ L.A. Pops Orchestra (USMC band - combined concert)
♦ Tampa Jazz Festival (Big Band opening for B.B. King)
♦ Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
♦ Non-command performances for U.S. Presidents & former Presidents, U.K. Royalty, & various dignitaries
♦ Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" (USMC show-band with Jacob on piano)
♦ Musician extra in 1992 Disney Movie "Spies" starring Cloris Leachman
♦ Awarded audition-based grant for study at University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
♦ Percussionist (2 seasons) with Delaware Symphony Orchestra
♦ Club Work
♦ Johnny Neel (Formerly with the Allman Brothers Band)

Early years, Jacob at local performance.


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