Born: March 14, 1986 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Guitar Player Magazine is calling him …the blazing wunderkind. The Boston Phoenix has declared him ...the WOW! factor. Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, is making it big in New York City. Jake’s third studio album, Evolution [Buckyball Records], just released this August 2011 has been quickly gaining international regard.
Jake's second studio album, Patterns [Buckyball Records] and Jake’s debut album, Chromatosphere (2009), brought him critical acclaim, including a five page interview in Guitar Player Magazine (June 2009) highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. Both albums are recorded and produced by Grammy Award-winner, Joshua Paul Thompson....
Awards:2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Gibson Jazz Guitar Competition (International) - Grand Prize Citation for Outstanding Musicianship IAJE 2007 Numerous Berklee College of Music guitar department awards; see www.jakehertzog.com
Hertzog is sure to blow your ears wide open and create a new generation of jazz fans. Hot stuff. - -CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher ©2009 Midwest Record
Hertzog is the real deal on many levels...one of the most original I have heard - Ralph A. Miriello [jazz.com]
...truly a marvel. - Kultur.cmichaelbaily.com
...a jazz guitarist of and for the 21st century - Jack Kleinsinger, producer, Highlights In Jazz
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Private Lessons $75/hr B.M. Berklee College of Music 2007 Clinician and private instructor in US and Europe
Modern Jazz Guitar - Exploration of sounds, voicing and harmonic language of modern jazz guitar. Ensemble - Focus on group playing and composition originality.