June 3rd, 2022 7pm Stage 3
Jake earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music’s Music Business and Studio Music & Jazz programs. He received his master’s degree from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music where he studied voice. Beyond his grounding in jazz, Jake pulls from inspirations as diverse as Björk, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Becca Stevens, Jacob Collier, and Kneebody. Jake’s overall sensibility is a “beyond pop” aesthetic that favors evocative feelings and engaging storylines over punchy pop songcraft. He is equally comfortable composing with a loop pedal and working songs out through leading large and small band ensembles.