"Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell..!!" Jim Chapin - circa 2005 (20th century’s most influential drum set educator)

Over 30 yrs. international professional performance experience encompassing stage, screen and television in diverse musical styles.

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"...in traveling over 40,000 miles across our nation (U.S.) performing before 1.8 million people with appearances on coast to coast television successful performances at 180 diversified events to include music clinics and jazz festivals reflected great credit upon himself and the USMC"
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Jacob Kaye was born in Wilmington, Delaware - Professional Drummer with over 30 years international performance experience encompassing stage, screen and television. As a Private Teacher he teaches Instructional and Advanced Levels in ALL contemporary styles, including Moeller Method. He studied on a professional level: drum set, percussion, music theory, piano & arranging. with well-known Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame" teachers: Jim Chapin, Saul Goodman, Michael Bookspan, studies at University of the Arts, University of Maryland, and graduate of U.S. Naval School of Music.

"Hey Brother ..!!.. still remember the time you 'went out' like Elvin Jones at Crystal Mansion Studios." Johnny Neel
(Allman Brothers Band, vocals on Walt Disney Records: Finding Nemo, Cars, and Ratatouille)

1992 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (Jacob & band as musician-extras in costume).

Venues Experience -
Japan, Europe, Bermuda, Canada, Iceland, United States a plethora of cities from East to West coasts to North and South and between - The Grand Opera House (Wilmington, De) - Walt Disney Movie "Spies", Musician Extra (above photo) staring David Dukes & Cloris Leachman - U.S. Naval School of Music Clinic (featured soloist) - Talent shows, college parties, concerts, etc.) - Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - Tampa Florida Jazz Festival (open for B.B. King) - In support of 1984 U.S. Olympics (T V Special with Robin Williams, Bob Hope, George Burns, "Bread", etc on the "bill") - U.S. former Presidents Ford and Reagan, U K royalty, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Albert (non-command performances) - Private Parties & dinners attendees Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Caesar Romero, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope, - Good Morning America T V show numerous times with U.S. Marine Band, Club Work and Concerts

Stylistic Experience
Big Band - Small group Jazz (leader) - Latin & Afro/ Cuban - Staff Arranger (concert band) - Marching Percussion (Section Leader) - Concert Band (Principal Percussionist) - Show Band - R&B/ Funk - Rock/ Contemporary Pop - Country - Percussion Instructor (Wilmington School of Music) - Orchestral Percussion (Delaware Symphony Orchestra) - Top 40 Covers

Accompaniment -
Hal Schiff (leader of American Youth Jazz Band) - Sidemen from Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, "Philly" Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Hubert Laws, Buddy Rich bands - Johnny Neel (Opens YouTube) Grammy Nominated Keyboards formerly with Allman Bro's. Band, "Finding Nemo", etc - Boise Lowery (Clifford Brown's first music teacher) - Lee Greenwood (Opens in YouTube) - American country music artist, signature song "God Bless the USA". (one time piano sub) - U.S. Marine Corps Music Field - 13 years professional musician: featured drummer (Principle Percussionist, Section Leader, Staff Arranger - Piamenta - Los Angeles Pops Orchestra (conjunct with U.S. Marine Band) - Delaware Symphony Orchestra (percussionist with Van Lier Lanning conductor) - Zemer Orchestra - Bill Shilling (Blues guitarist turned Jazz keyboard player)





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