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 due out in late 2022 with singles starting in May 2022.

Jacob proudly plays and endorses Pergamon Cymbals.

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Music
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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

June 30, 2022

Josh Rager Organ Quartet

Le Basement
Montréal, QC

August 4, 2022

Lucas Dubovik Trio

Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant

August 20, 2022

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Markham Jazz Festival
Markham, ON

August 23, 2022

Altsys Big Band
Dièse Onze

Montréal, QC

September 2, 2022

Nick Maclean Quartet

TUJF
Toronto, ON

September 10, 2022

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Sudbury Jazz Festival
Sudbury, ON

September 23, 2022

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Upstairs Jazz Bar
Montréal, QC

October 13, 2022

Jacob Wutzke Quartet

OFF Jazz Festival
Montréal, QC

October 22, 2022

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

The Jazz Room
Waterloo, ON

November 17, 2022

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Aurora Cultural Centre
Aurora, ON

Contact

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Your message has been sent! I'll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also find me on: Instagram: @jacobwutzke YouTube: youtube.com/jacobwutzke Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0gl2Q0OE8JZmq22KORDaJQ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jacob-wutzke/1547137650 Bandcamp: https://jacobwutzke.bandcamp.com/