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.

Under the alias Hey Jazz Guy, Jake is a monthly contributor to Guitar Player Magazine’s ‘Lessons’ section. He has been coined as the Jazz ambassador to the non-jazz world.

For three years, Jake stood as musical director, lead guitarist and mentor for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars, Nat and Alex Wolff. They concluded two national tours and have performed on national television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, The Today Show and many others.

Past achievements include winning the Grand Prize in 2006 for the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland. Jake holds title at 20 years old as the youngest ever prize winner in the competitions history. He was invited back in 2007 to showcase his original music in the Montreux Jazz Festival. Jake is an alum of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and recipient of several performance scholarships.

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”[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

Willing to teach

Advanced 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.

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Discography

Stringscapes: A Portrait of the World in Nylon & Steel

Stringscapes: A...

Fret Monkey Records
2018

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Well Lit Shadow

Well Lit Shadow

Self Produced
2016

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Throwback

Throwback

Zoho Music
2013

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Evolution

Buckyball Records
2012

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Evolution

Evolution

Buckyball Records
2011

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Patterns

Buckyball Records
2010

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