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.
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.
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 highly regarded 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.
The Jacob Wutzke Quartet's debut full-length album is due out in late 2022 with singles starting in May 2022.
May 26, 2022
Nick Maclean Quartet
May 26th: Kingston ON (RCHA Club)
May 27th: Montréal, QC (Upstairs Jazz Club)
May 28th: Ottawa, ON (Avant Garde Bar)
May 29th: Brockville, ON (Court House Lodge)
June 1st: Toronto, ON (Drom Taberna)
June 2nd: Guelph, ON (Royal City Studios)
June 3rd: Trenton, ON (Old Church Theatre)
June 4th: Kitchener/Waterloo (Sugar Run)
June 5th: Toronto, ON (Drom Taberna)