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Musician: Freelance Drummer - Private Drum Set Teacher



Jacob Kaye: Musician/ Jazz & Contemporary Drummer & Teacher


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Performance - Biography


"Jacob has a great sense of jazz, & chart reading. I was particularly impressed with the exciting playing displayed in concert with the big band video." Aldo Mazza, Kosa

About Jacob Kaye

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.

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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