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Jacob Kaye
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Teaching Location:Montreal, Quebec
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About Jacob Kaye

Jacob Kaye has over 35 years international professional performance experience on stage, screen & television in diverse musical styles.
He works with his band, also does freelance recording and performing while maintaining a teaching schedule with a steady stream of up & coming drummers & professional musicians.

He has studied drum set, percussion, music theory, piano & arranging with well-known teachers such as Jim Chapin (Moeller Method proponent/ 20th centurys most influential drum set educator), Saul Goodman (Juilliard School), and Michael Bookspan (Philadelphia Orchestra). He attended University of the Arts, University of Maryland, and U.S. Naval School of Music. 10 years performing world-wide in many diverse styles of music with the U.S. Marine Corps music program.

Professional Experience: Big Band Jazz (featured soloist), Top 40 Cover Show-Band, Funk, & Latin styles. Section Leader for Marching Percussion, Principal Percussionist for Concert Band, small group leader for small group Jazz, and staff arranger.

Drum Lessons in Montreal City.


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  • Performances in Japan, Europe, Bermuda, Canada, and United States East & West Coasts.
  • Various Music Clinics
  • National T.V. supporting 1984 Olympics (USMC band)
  • NBC Good Morning Show with USMC band (several times)
  • L.A. Pops Orchestra (USMC band - combined concert)
  • Tampa Jazz Festival (opening for B.B. King)
  • Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
  • Non-command performances for U.K. Royalty, U.S. Presidents, & various dignitaries.
  • Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" (USMC show-band with Jacob on piano)
  • Musician extra in 1992 Disney Movie "Spies" starring Cloris Leachman
  • Awarded audition-based study grant at University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
  • Percussionist for 2 seasons with Delaware Symphony Orchestra (Delaware)
  • Club Work
  • Johnny Neel (Formerly with the Allman Brothers Band)