Jacob Wutzke

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, Nick Maclean Quartet,  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, and Cympad felts.

A collection of my educational resources, music & more

Where to find me on tour

June 18, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Regina Jazz Festival

Regina, Saskatchewan

June 21, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Winnipeg Jazz Festival

Winnipeg, Manitoba

June 23, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Medicine Hat Jazz Festival

Medicine Hat, Alberta

June 24, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Ottawa Jazz Festival

Ottawa, Ontario

June 28, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

JazzYYC Summer Festival

Calgary, Alberta

June 29, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Victoria Jazz Festival

Victoria, BC

June 30, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Coastal Jazz

Vancouver, BC

July 2, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Edmonton Jazz Festival

Edmonton, Alberta

July 4, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

July 6, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Montréal Jazz Festival (Upstairs Jazz Club)

Montréal, Québec

July 8, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Lakefield Jazz Festival

Lakefield, Ontario

July 15, 2023

Caity Gyorgy Quartet

Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax, Nova Scotia

A selection of recordings that I've played on as a leader and as a sideman



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


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