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

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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 (business name) - A versatile professional musician: drummer and private teacher capable of reading, performing and teaching all styles 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)

Jacob teaches in Montreal and Skype. For over 20 years, in Montreal alone - not to mention U.S. He has had 100's students during this time, ranging from beginners to touring professionals. Odds are, if you have frequented the Montreal music scene, you have caught a few of his students in action.

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

Jacob Kaye (business name) - born in Wilmington, Delaware - has taken professional level studies in drum set, percussion, music theory, piano & arranging with well-known Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame" teachers Jim Chapin, Saul Goodman, and Michael Bookspan. And studied at the Conservatory of Music level at University of the Arts, University of Maryland, and is a graduate of U.S. Naval School of Music.

Professional International Stylistic Experience Includes -               

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

Accompaniment -

Johnny Neel (Opens YouTube) Grammy Nominated Keyboardist 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 - Hal Schiff (leader of American Youth Jazz Band) - Sidemen from Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, "Philly" Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Hubert Laws, Buddy Rich bands - 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)

Venues -

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





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