Jacob Wutzke is a Montréal/Toronto based drummer, bandleader, author, composer and music educator. Noted for his exceptional technique, creativity and ability to listen and improvise in the moment, he has become an in-demand sideman in the jazz and creative music scenes and continues to compose and perform music regularly. He has performed and recorded with Allison Au, Trevor Giancola, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, Michael Davidson, Brownman Ali, Miles Black, Jeff McGregor, Jim Brenan and more. Jacob has also studied with the likes of Larnell Lewis, Mark Kelso, Kirk MacDonald, Barry Romberg and Geoff Young.
A part of the 2019 Graduating Class of the Humber College Bachelor of Music program, as well as the 2022 Graduating Class of McGill University's Jazz Performance Master's Degree, Jacob is making waves across his local music scenes, as well as across Canada on National Tours of jazz clubs and jazz festivals. He is also a committed music educator and author, teaching private lessons and giving workshops at high schools and universities across Canada. He has been seen performing coast to coast at the TD Edmonton Jazz Festival, JazzFM Jazz Safari, JazzYYC Summer Festival, Steel City Jazz Festival, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival to name a few.