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Jacob Sacks

Jacob Sacks is one of the most creative pianists on the NYC jazz scene today. His strong individual voice has been heard in a variety of settings ranging from the mainstream jazz traditions of the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra to the open approach of the Paul Motian Septet to the vamp based fusion of David Binney’s Balance. Originally from Michigan, Jacob was a 1995 Presidential Scholar In The Arts before he moved to New York City to study with Garry Dial at the Manhattan School Of Music. After graduation in 1998, Jacob was a finalist in the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. In the last 12 years, Jacob has been a member of many different ensembles, recorded several albums, and has toured the United States, Europe, and Canada several times


Song of the Day

For Tim Smith

Label: Cygnus Recordings
Released: 2022
Duration: 5:39



Label: Cygnus Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: For Tim Smith; For Vivienne; For Nancarrow; For George Floyd; For Jacob; For Andrei Tarkovsky; For Bacharach; For Elvin; For Grandma May.



Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Collage; Pastiche; Bricolage; Homage; Fanfare; Idée Fixe; Fantasia; Impromptu; Reverie.


Rich in Symbols II

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Slopes of Sainte-Tite-Des-Caps; Snow Clouds; The Jack Pine; Tree Trunk; North Shore, Lake Superior; House of Yprès; The Front of Winter.


Article: Live Review

Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop

Read "Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop" reviewed by John Chacona

Dan Weiss Trio Bop Stop at the Music Settlement Cleveland, OH December 11, 2022 Are we living in a golden age of the piano trio? The recorded evidence from 2022 would suggest that we are. Piano trio recordings by John Escreet, Fred Hersch, Aaron Parks, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Marta Sanchez, Matthew Shipp ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dan Weiss Trio, Tyshawn Sorey, Lakecia Benjamin & BMC Records releases

Read "Dan Weiss Trio, Tyshawn Sorey, Lakecia Benjamin & BMC Records releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Dedication, from drummer Dan Weiss with his longtime trio mates, bassist Thomas Morgan and pianist Jacob Sacks, leads several new releases in this episode of One Man's Jazz. Other new albums of note come from saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, drummer Tyshawn Sorey and trio with guest Greg Osby, veteran ECM bassist Arild Andersen, Dave Douglas, saxophonist Stephen ...


Article: Album Review

Dan Weiss Trio: Dedication

Read "Dedication" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Approaching any Dan Weiss album requires a willingness to be challenged. From head-scratching time signatures to fascinating shifts in mood and texture, Weiss gives intrepid listeners a number of pathways into his music, and his releases always justify repeated encounters. Dedication, his latest with his regular trio partners pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan, is ...


Article: Album Review

Chet Doxas: Rich in Symbols II

Read "Rich in Symbols II" reviewed by Troy Dostert

One of Chet Doxas' more distinctive projects, Rich in Symbols (Ropeadope, 2017), involved the saxophonist/clarinetist engaging the 1980s art movement of New York's Lower East Side, composing pieces that reflected his deep interactions with some of those iconic paintings. Now he has done the same with artists from his native Canada: specifically, the Group of Seven, ...


News: Event

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Lena Bloch reimagines work of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva in a new jazz suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America Premieres of My Name Is Marina for jazz ensemble and voice on Sunday, October 2 in Manhattan and Sunday, October 16 in Brooklyn, both at 7 PM On the 130th anniversary of the birth of ...


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