Jacob Wutzke

Musician, Composer, Educator & Bandleader


Jacob Wutzke is a Montréal/Toronto based drummer, bandleader, author, composer and music educator. Noted for his exceptional technique, creativity and ability to listen and improvise in the moment, he has become an in-demand sideman in the jazz and creative music scenes and continues to compose and perform music regularly.

A staple of the Canadian music scene, he has performed and recorded with Caity Gyorgy (2x JUNO Award Winner), Ira Coleman, Nick Maclean Quartet,  Jocelyn Gould, Bryn Roberts, Pat LaBarbera, Sam Kirmayer, Brownman Ali and more. He has also self-published several drum method books to develop technique and phrasing that have become essential practice tools for drummers around the world.

A part of the 2019 Graduating Class of Humber College's Bachelor of Music program, as well as the 2022 Graduating Class of McGill University's Jazz Performance Master's Degree, Jacob is well-established in his local music scenes, as well as across Canada where he has been seen performing coast to coast at venues and jazz festivals across the country. He is also a committed music educator and author, teaching private lessons locally and giving workshops/lessons/masterclasses at high schools and universities in his travels. He teaches students of all levels and levels of experience, many of whom have gone on to enrol in music degrees around the world, and lead successful professional careers.

The Jacob Wutzke Quartet's debut full-length album "Show Yourself" released in February 2023.

Jacob proudly plays and endorses Evans Drumheads, ProMark Sticks, Pergamon Cymbals, PureSound Wires, and Cympad felts.



March 31, 2023

Old Ancaster Fire Hall
Ancaster, ON

May 12, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet
Durham Jazz
Workshops & Performance

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility 2700 Audley Road

Ajax, Ontario

April 12, 2023

Nick Maclean Quartet
"Convergence" Release Tour

Apr-12: Toronto, ON

Apr-13: Oshawa, ON  @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz

Apr-14: Kitchener, ON @ Eastwood Collegiate Institute

Apr-14: Kitchener, ON @ KWJazz Room

Apr-15: Sudbury, ON @ The Alibi Room

Apr-16: Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Loft

Ontario, Canada

April 19, 2023

Apr-19: Winnipeg, MB

Apr-19: Gimli, MB @ Ship & Plough Tavern

Apr-20, 02pm: Brandon, MB @ Vincent Massey H.S.

Apr-20, 06pm: Brandon, MB @ Vincent Massey H.S.

Apr-21: Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment

Manitoba & Saskatchewan, Canada

April 22, 2023

Apr-22: Edmonton, AB @ Yardbird Suite

Apr-23: Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Apr-24: Calgary, AB

Apr-25: Canmore, AB @ artsPlace Canmore

Apr-26: Canmore, AB @ Canmore Collegiate H.S. 

Alberta, Canada

April 27, 2023

Apr-27: Salmon Arm, BC @ Salmon Arm S.S.

Apr-27: Salmon Arm, BC @ Salmon Arm Jazz Club

Apr-28: Kamloops, BC @ On The Rocks Pub & Grill.

Apr-29: Abbotsford, BC @ Suburban Swing

Apr-30: Vancouver, BC @ Frankie's Jazz Club

May-02: Nanaimo, BC

May-03: Nanaimo, BC @ Wellington S.S.

May-04: Comox, BC @ Georgia Straight Jazz Society

May-05: Victoria, BC @ Vinyl Envy

May-06: Nanaimo, BC @ Simonholt Restaurant

May-07: Victoria, BC @ First Unitarian Church of Victoria

BC, Canada

May 15, 2023

May-15/16: Banff, AB

May-17: Calgary, AB @ St Mary's H.S.

May-17: Lethbridge, AB @ Geomatic Attic

May-18: Taber, AB @ St Mary's School

May-18: Medicine Hat, AB @ Casa Amigos

May-19: Regina, SK @ The Cure

Alberta & Saskatchewan, Canada

June 8, 2023

May-20: Brandon, MB @ Chez Angela

May-21: Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre

May-23: Dryden, ON @ Midtown Stage

May-25/26: Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Loft

Jun-02: Toronto @ CONTXT

Manitoba & Ontario, Canada



Drum Lessons are available in-person, in travels, and online via Zoom. Contact me for pricing and availability at [email protected]


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