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, Jocelyn Gould, Bryn Roberts, Pat LaBarbera, Sam Kirmayer 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, and Cympad felts.
A collection of my educational resources, music & more
Where to find me on tour
October 15, 2023
Jacob Wutzke Trio
(feat. Ira Coleman and Lucas Dubovik)
Upstairs Jazz Club
November 3, 2023
Caity Gyorgy Quartet
(feat. Anthony D'Alessandro, Thomas Hainbuch, Jacob Wutzke)
November 5, 2023
Caity Gyorgy Quartet
(feat. Mark Limacher, Ira Coleman, Jacob Wutzke)
New York, NY
A selection of recordings that I've played on as a leader and as a sideman
Drum Lessons are available through Zoom to students of all ages and levels of experience, and in person locally and during my travels.
I also have an extensive collection of educational materials on my Instagram @jacobwutzke, including a video series for my brush method for Subscribers.