Trumpet – Giant Steps Jazz Online, Miles Ahead Jazz Online
Jacob has been working with the SJW Giant Steps program for middle school musicians for several years — and he’s a favorite! He’s a Bay Area trumpeter and general music teacher, having received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with high honors, Summa Cum Laude, from San Jose State University. Prior to attending SJSU, he received his Associates degree in Music from Skyline College. Although he has a degree in Jazz Studies, Jacob plays a wide range of styles of music, including classical, Latin, and rock.
Jacob has worked and studied under many of the world-class Bay Area musicians including Tom Bertetta, Erik Jekabson, Chuck MacKinnon, Mario Guarneri, Mike Galisatus, and Jeff Lewis. After working with such tremendous teachers, Jacob has gone on to receive numerous jazz soloist awards from various festivals around California. More recently, Jacob has played and studied abroad in Cuba.
These days Jacob performs, maintains a private studio, and teaches in various band programs in the Hillsborough School District and St. Roberts Catholic School.