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Matthew Jacobson

Born on the 11th August 1986 in Ireland, Matthew Jacobson is a drummer, composer, bandleader, educator and producer currently based in Dublin. He completed his BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre, Dublin in 2008 and in 2010 he received a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Lucerne University, Switzerland.

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”A European jazz artist of growing charisma” - John Fordham, the Guardian ”One of Ireland's most exciting new talents” - The Irish Times
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• Member of Faculty on Newpark Music Centre’s BA in Jazz Performance. Specialities: Drums, Ensembles, Music Business, Free Improv (September 2010 – present) • Music Generation Jazz Ensemble Leader (January 2017 – present) • Various Workshops and Educational Events with the National Concert Hall of Ireland: Education, Community and Outreach Band (February 2015 – present) • Drums and Percussion teacher at the International School of Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland (September 2009 – June 2010) • Part-time teacher for the Rhythm Studies Module of the Preparatory Course at Lucerne University, Switzerland (September – December 2009) • Member of Faculty at the Greystones Theatre Summer Music Camp (2008 and 2009) • Drum teacher at Castlepark Primary School in Dalkey, Co

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