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Performance - Biography

 

Jacob Kaye (stage/ business name) Musician: Jazz & Contemporary drum set, Private Teacher (drum lesson info). Over 30 years combined knowledge and ability teaching and international professional performance experience. Including the proverbial: stage (internationally), screen (one movie) and television (several appearance). Jewish American born Wilmington, Delaware.

An the age of 11 he was playing in Jr. & High School band and various bands after school hours. His professional Jazz career started at 16 yrs. old. Performances with Hal Schiff (leader, American Youth Jazz Orchestra). Boise Lowery's group (Clifford Brown's first music teacher). Jacob was also part of the original DuPont's Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (with sidemen from Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, “Philly” Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich bands). Jacob is in a movie, 1992 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (below photo), Performances on 3 continents, 6 countries - Canada, Japan, Europe, Bermuda, Iceland - and cities across the United States.

Music Education

  • Jacob studied drum set, percussion, as well as piano & composition with well-known teachers such as Jim Chapin - (author: "Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer", Moeller Method proponent, 20th century’s most influential drum set educator, Member Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame), Michael Bookspan (Percussionist with Philadelphia Orchestra 1953 until 2002, teacher at both the Philadelphia University of the Arts and the Curtiss Institute of Music, member of the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame), Master Classes with Saul Goodman (Timpanist, teacher, composer, author, conductor, timpanist with the New York Philharmonic for 46 years. He taught at the Juilliard School of Music for 41 years, alsomember of the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame) and others.
  • Awarded a performance-based grant for studies at University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Studies at U.S. Naval School of Music - (performance major, small group arranging, & conducting) "It's ... like 'old school' 1.5 years at Berklee College of Music, Boston condensed into 6 months of extreme intense training." Advanced placement allowed Jacob to advance out of a previous required 6 month course of study.

Stylistic Experience Synopsis

  • Big Band Jazz & Contemporary Styles (featured soloist)
  • Small group Jazz (drummer, leader)
  • Top 40 Covers/ Show-Band
  • Marching Percussion (Section Leader)
  • R&B/ Funk styles
  • Latin, Afro/ Cuban styles
  • Concert Band (Principal Percussionist)
  • Staff Arranger for 30 piece concert band and Show Band

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

- Jacob maintains a teaching schedule for serious students and professionals. He has been fortunate to assist students toward acceptance into Music College. In addition to current professionals who perform &/ or teach in Montreal and around the world. All levels welcome: beginner, hobbyist, college or university student, professional, or weekend musician-- All levels & Styles Welcome.

Early years, Jacob with at local performance.

Performances also include but not limited to:

  • Music Clinics, National T. V. supporting 1984 Olympics, NBC Good Morning Show (several times), L.A. Pops Orchestra (USMC band - combined concert), Tampa Jazz Festival (Big Band opening for B.B. King), Non-command performances for former U.S. Presidents Ford and Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Albert & various dignitaries. Performances with Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" fame also as pianist substitute, - Private engagements and benefit performances with Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Caesar Romero, Kirk Douglas, George Burns, Robin Williams, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope and many more in attendance.

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