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
May 12, 2023
Caity Gyorgy Quartet
Workshops & Performance
Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility 2700 Audley Road
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
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.
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
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
(As a Leader)
As a Sideman:
Drum Lessons are available in-person, in travels, and online via Zoom. Contact me for pricing and availability at [email protected]