Born: May 5, 1981 Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone
WhaleHawk is a collective that features the show-stopping ability of Jacob Sanders! Mr. Sanders has singlehandedly stopped several of not only his own shows, but other’s as well. WhaleHawk is of the mind that music should contain dope beats, and contemplative progressions in the style of such artists as Chris Bowden, DJ Shadow, J-Dilla and Fat Jon.
Armed only with an 8-track and a bag of dreams, WhaleHawk is committed to broaden the musical horizons of all within earshot, while promoting the skills necessary to bum-rush and thusly rock a show. Mr. Sanders has production/arranging/composing/performing credits on over twenty different albums. Along with being thorough with the women he was also featured in DownBeat’s Student Music Awards issue for being the “Top College Jazz Soloist of 2002.”
WhaleHawk currently lives in NYC with his lovely wife and an itchy recording finger. He plays with several different bands at various spots all across the US. His music has been described as “mind-bending,” and “pretty-good.”
...living proof that Denver does have vital, contemporary-jazz-influenced music.
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Lead a successful career as sax and songwriting teacher in Denver CO for 3 years. Also created and facilitated a week long "Funk Workshop" for the Denver School of the Arts. We focused on the histroy, theory, and performance of funk and boogaloo music.