Jacob Kaye an American drummer with over 30 years of international professional performance experience on stage, screen, & television, including a 10 year contractual agreement as a musician in the U.S. Marine Corps. He studied drum set with well-known Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame" teacher Jim Chapin among others. - He maintains a teaching schedule with a steady stream of “up and coming” drummers. Including students accepted at Vanier music, former students and professional drummers currently performing and teaching in Montreal, New York City and around the world.
Professional Stylistic Experience
- Big Band Jazz & Contemporary Styles (featured soloist)
- Top 40 Cover/ Show-Band
- R&B/ Funk
- Latin Afro/ Cuban
- Marching Percussion (Section Leader)
- Concert Band (Principal Percussionist)
- Small group Jazz (leader)
- Staff Arranger for concert band and Show Band
1992 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (Jacob & a U.S. Marine Corps band as musician-extras in costume).
Summary of Music Experiences
- 1992 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (Jacob & band as musician-extras above photo).
- travels include 3 continents, 6 countries - Canada, Japan, Europe, Bermuda, Iceland - and countless cities across the United States East & West Coasts.
- Various Music Performances and Music Clinic video sample (performance vids)
- National T.V. supporting 1984 Olympics
- NBC Good Morning Show (several times)
- L.A. Pops Orchestra (USMC band - combined concert)
- Tampa Jazz Festival (USMC Big Band opening for B.B. King)
- Non-command performances for U.K. Royalty, former U.S. Presidents Ford and Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Albert & various dignitaries.
- Canadian & Netherlands International Military Tattoo (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rotterdam)
- Jacob performed with Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" fame (YouTube link) as pianist substitute Show Band and drummer.
- Entertainment performances for Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Caesar Romero, Kirk Douglas, George Burns, Robin Williams, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope and many more.
Media Samples Videos
Montreal Band Gigs & Clinics
Connect - Jacob's External Links
NewsLetter Join Page
YouTube Montreal Music - Drum Lessons
Facebook Professional Drummer
Vic Firth Artist Roster
Montreal - Toronto - New York - Skype