Jacob Wutzke

Musician, Composer, Educator & Bandleader

Biography

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, Allison Au, Nick Maclean Quartet, Ira Coleman, Jocelyn Gould, Pat LaBarbera, Sam Kirmayer, Brownman Ali and more. In 2022, Jacob organized a tribute group to the music of Tony Williams which performed and recorded under the direction of Williams' longtime bass player Ira Coleman. He has also self-published 3 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 on National Tours of jazz clubs and jazz festivals. He is also a committed music educator and author, teaching private lessons and giving workshops at high schools and universities across Canada. He has been seen performing coast to coast at venues and festivals in Canada including the TD Edmonton Jazz Festival, The Rex Hotel (Toronto), Markham Jazz Festival, JazzFM Jazz Safari, JazzYYC Summer Festival, Jazz Bistro (Toronto), Steel City Jazz Festival, West End Cultural Centre (Winnipeg), the Banff Springs Hotel, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival to name a few. He is also a committed music educator and teaches a full roster of students from all ages and levels of experience locally across Canada and internationally online.

The Jacob Wutzke Quartet's debut full-length album is releasing in early 2023 with singles starting in May 2022.

Jacob proudly plays and endorses Pergamon Cymbals.

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Lessons

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

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Events

October 13, 2022

OFF Jazz Festival
Montréal, QC
5-7pm

October 16, 2022

Bootlegger Cocktail Bar
Montréal, QC
9pm-midnight

October 23, 2022

Saint Henri Jazz Society
Montréal, QC
5-7pm

November 17, 2022

Aurora Cultural Centre
Aurora, ON
7:30-9:30pm

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