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Jakob Ebers

Jakob Ebers

Raised just outside New York City in a musical family, Jakob Ebers began his musical studies on violin at age four, and then explored a variety of instruments through private instruction including piano, drums, voice and, finally, the upright bass.

Jakob graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a bachelor's degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media, where he studied jazz bass and composition before moving to the New York City area to pursue a performance career.

Post graduation, Jakob has continued his musical studies under Grammy-nominated artists Scott Colley and Miguel Zenón for bass technique and jazz composition respectively. Through his quintet, Jakob has brought his original music to New York City stages including the Kitano Jazz Club and Shapeshifter Lab.

Jakob has worked with jazz artists including Dave Liebman, Bill Dobbins, Rich Perry, Scott Wendholt and Harold Danko, and has appeared at the New Mexico Jazz Festival, Virtual Panama Jazz Festival, as well as four consecutive years at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  An equally valued bassist in both accompaniment and improvisation, Jakob’s playing can most recently be heard on Dr. Theresa Chen’s Whispering to God and Dr. Ben Britton’s Gravity Leak.

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