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Jake Hertzog

Born: March 14, 1986    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Jake Hertzog

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....
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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
”[Jake has} All the Metheny earmarks that you love and fear at once...the Wow! factor” - Boston Phoenix

“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

Primary Instrument:
Guitar, electric

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Private Lessons $75/hr B.M. Berklee College of Music 2007 Clinician and private instructor in US and Europe

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Modern Jazz Guitar - Exploration of sounds, voicing and harmonic language of modern jazz guitar. Ensemble - Focus on group playing and composition originality.

Artinger Guitars, GHS Strings, Fender Amplification

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