Guitar, Bass & Rock Band
Mr. Jacob graduated from Arizona State University in 2011 under the direction of Michael Kocour and Jeff Libman (guitar) as a jazz performance major. Prior to college he was a part of the citywide Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Band, during which he was a part of shows around Arizona and California and their jazz festivals as well as a summer tour during which TJI Ellington performed in Montreux, Vienne, Vitoria and Segovia (Spain). While at ASU he performed in numerous combo and big band ensembles and had the opportunity to travel in 2011 as a part of the ASU Jazz Allstars, who opened four nights of performances at the legendary Jazz Showcase jazz club in Chicago for Mike Kocour and jazz legend Benny Golson. Since graduating Jacob continues to perform regularly at various public and private engagements around the valley as a leader of his own groups as well as a sideman in a variety of styles of music and his original rock band Twin Ponies. In addition to teaching jazz/pop/rock guitar privately, in schools, and various rock’n’roll full band workshops around the valley he has also given group masterclasses with his graduated jazz peers of ASU at several of the local high schools' jazz programs. Jacob has been teaching at MMW since summer, 2016.