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Jacob Do is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator whose unique sound lends itself to emotional storytelling through improvisation.
Jacob Do is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator whose unique sound lends itself to emotional storytelling through improvisation. He focuses on expressing his artistry in a refreshing way while remaining connected to the deep roots of Black American Music. Jacob plays a variety of music, including jazz standards, original compositions, and original arrangements. Jacob is currently based in Edmonton, AB, where he is quickly establishing himself as a prominent voice in the city’s music scene. Jacob was born and raised in Edmonton, AB, where he received his formative music education, studying with Juno-award winning musician Jeremiah McDade. During his youth, Jacob was a member of “The Littlebirds”, an all-star youth jazz program directed by Edmonton trumpeter Joel Gray. Attending many shows at Canada’s longest volunteer-run jazz club, the Yardbird Suite, Jacob was exposed to a high level of jazz throughout his teenage years. In 2021, Jacob completed his Jazz Performance degree in Montreal at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he studied with saxophonists Remi Bolduc, Donny Kennedy, and Masashi Usui, among others. Jacob has also been a member of McGill Jazz Orchestra I, directed by Juno-award winning saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen. Jacob has also shared the stage with many of Canada’s jazz greats, including Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, PJ Perry, Jens Lindemann and the late Tommy Banks. Jacob is the recipient of several awards, including the inaugural Oliver Jones Award (2019), presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and Stingray Music. Created as part of the Festival's 40th anniversary, the award is given every year to a student studying in Quebec who identifies as a visible minority; it honours the living legacy of great pianist Oliver Jones, whose career was devoted to developing and inspiring young artists. Jacob was also awarded a Stingray Rising Star Award that same year at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Remi Bolduc praises Jacob as “a musician of great talent, and his success comes from a combination of daily practice and his musicality.”
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: JazzBluesInstrumental
Home base: Edmonton
Appeals most (but not limited) to: University Students, Age 40+, Jazz Fans
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Yardbird Suite
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Edmonton International Jazz Festival
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