Jacob Kaye
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Where are you located?
Montreal - New York
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Consultant, Educator, Clinician
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Biography of Jacob Kaye

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For 30 years Jacob Kaye, Jazz and Contemporary drummer and private-instructor has applied his Jazz-based concept to Contemporary Music. He has performed internationally, literally on "Stage, Screen and Television". Jacob's performances encompass three continents, six countries, countless cities performing with some of the world’s greatest musicians. Born and in the Wilmington, Delaware. His experience includes backing headliners, leading his band and private instruction and coaching.

As a Percussion student majoring in Performance he received a Financial-Grant for for studies at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, Philadelphia . However, shortly after was contracted as a musician/ drummer with the U.S. Marine Corps, Field Bands where he began gigging immediately. As such, during the next decade Jacob’s musical experience includes: small group Jazz, Big Band, Rock, Broadway Show-Tunes, Funk, Drum Corps, Country, Orchestral, Latin, Contemporary, and Pop music styles. He and the various bands traveled up - down and in between the U.S. east and west coasts, with time in Asia and Europe.

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Quotes

- "Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!!....hands from hell@!", Jim Chapin (Most influential drummer of the 20th century.)

- "Very nice. Nice hands, nice energy. Nice Independent Left hand lead.“ Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Dizzy Gillespie, Associate Professor of Percussion, Berklee College of Music.)
- "Very cool! ... I like the fact that you are doing your combinations and not just transcribing what I did." Walfredo Reyes, Jr. (Santana, Christina Aguilera, etc.)
- "I think of the concepts you taught me often ... I spoke of you to Ralph Angelillo (Montreal Drum Fest, creator). I want him to know about you. You're a great person, a great teacher. Thanks, again, for your great words of wisdom..." Bertil Schulrabe (Chantal Chamandy - Egyptian Tour)
- "Hey Brother ..!!.. still remember the time you 'went out' like Elvin Jones at Crystal Mansion Studios." Johnny Neel, (Grammy nominated keyboard player, formerly with the Allman Brothers Band.)
- "Jacob has a great sense of jazz and chart reading. I was particularly impressed by the exciting playing displayed in concert with the big band video." Aldo Mazza ( McGill Conservatory, KoSa)
"...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 up himself and the U.S. Marine Corps..." (excerpt from 1 of 10 year's performances... Certificate of Commendation, U.S. Marine Corps)

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Performance Experience Summary

Disney movie "Spies" starring Cloris Leachman (musician-extra) * DuPont's Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (with side-men of Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, "Philly" Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Hubert Laws, Buddy Rich bands) * Johnny Neel (formerly Allman Bro's. Band, Grammy nominated keyboard player) * Lee Greenwood Nashville country artist (Top 40 single) * Hal Schiff (notable tenor player/ leader of American Youth Jazz Band) * Boise Lowery (Clifford Brown's first music teacher) * Wilmington Symphony (Percussionist) * Wilmington School of Music (Percussion Chair/ Instructor) * U.S. Marine Corps Musician - Featured Drum Set / Principal Percussionist - USO Shows, 1984 Olympics T. V. Special (Pasadena, California) * Piamenta Band * Zemer Band * All Eastern Band & Instrumental Clinic - Norfolk (featured performer) * Mid-West Music Educators' Clinic, Chicago * Good Morning America (T. V. show with band) * Big Band opens for B. B. King, Florida Jazz Festival * etc.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
MySpace
What Instrument do you play?
Drums
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.JacobKaye.com

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At 12:39pm on August 26, 2009, Mike Norris said…
hey Jacob - it is really all about the charts - they are challenging and interesting enough to keep everyone's jazz juices flowing - some younger audiences are hearing big band jazz for the first time - thanks for your friendship - mike norris
At 11:10am on June 13, 2008, Kenny Clarke said…
You sound terrific! great singles !wow ! Thanks for your friendship!
At 10:01am on February 7, 2008, Wasi Supreme said…
Nice Playing Kaye
 
 
 

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