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Jake Blackshear

Jake Blackshear is a saxophonist rooted deeply in the traditions of the past with his eyes toward the future. Major influences include Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Joe Henderson and Mark Turner. He is also interested in creating new concepts in improvisation and utilizing musics of other cultures

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San Francisco, CA

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Master of Music in Jazz Studies 7 years of private teaching experience