Jakob Dreyer

Jakob Dreyer

Musicians | Instrument: Bass | Location: New York City

Up to now, Jakob Dreyer has been best-known as a versatile bassist who uplifts whatever music he is called upon to perform. However with the release of the two volumes of Songs, Hymns and Ballads, he seems well on his way to gaining recognition as a talented modern jazz composer.

—Scott Yanow

Updated: May 15, 2023

Jakob Dreyer is a German jazz musician, bass player, and composer. He appears on over 30 albums as a sideman, and as a leader he has released two albums on Fresh Sound New Talent: Songs, Hymns & Ballads Vol. 1 and Songs, Hymns & Ballads Vol. 2. Both volumes feature Jason Rigby on saxophone, Jon Cowherd on piano, and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Jakob Dreyer has performed with artists such as Steve Wilson, Jochen Rueckert, Mike Holober, Tivon Pennicott, and Manuel Valera, to just name a few, and notable venues he has performed at include the Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Extensive tours have led him through most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia and the U.S.


Wayne Shorter
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Kenny Garrett
saxophone, alto
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Jaco Pastorius
bass, electric
Jimi Hendrix
guitar, electric

Twenty Twenty

From: Songs, Hymns And Ballads Volume...
By Jakob Dreyer

Jakob Dreyer Albums