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Jacob Duncan

Jacob Duncan’s musical path has been a fascinating one, consistently balancing a spiritual, intuitive inclination with a keen, educated intelligence. Band leader, composer, arranger and force of nature saxophonist, Duncan’s ensemble playing is as empathetically assured as his soloing is riskily rewarding. Beginning on alto sax at age eleven, the Louisville, Kentucky native soon distinguished himself as the kid who could play. He graduated from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, played lead alto in the Yamaha Big Band in high school, and won a music scholarship to the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he was a member of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band, Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks, and other stimulating outlets, including his own Liberation Prophecy.

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……..Jacob Duncan’s haunting alto work builds to a crescendo of creativity.

-Chuck Vecoli

…he hits you with flash and power, and he traps you with the kind of playing that just grabs you.

-This is Books Music

…Jacob Duncan’s playing on The Innkeeper’s Gun] winds through eight compositions defined by an identity characterized by its own mood, which is of a strict internal consistency, and moves between the rich and expressive nuances of Sonny Rollins, the sharp and staggered trajectories of Ornette Coleman, and the borderline ascetic phrases of Lee Konitz.

–Voncenzo Roggero (AAJ)

…….swaggering yet sensitive

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Primary Instrument

Sax, alto

Location

Louisville, KY

Willing to teach

Beginners

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Albums

Invisible House
Invisible House
Calvin Cycle Collective
2013
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I See Better With My Eyes Closed
I See Better With My...
Tmpf Records
2013
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Fortunes and Hat Tricks Volume 1
Fortunes and Hat...
Tmpf Records
2013
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The Innkeeper's Gun
The Innkeeper's Gun
Bass Lion
2010
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Live at the Nachbar
Live at the Nachbar
Bass Lion
2008
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Last Exit Angel
Last Exit Angel
Calvin Cycle Collective
2006
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