Throwback (Zoho Music 2013)
Throwback emerges as a major milestone in Hertzog's young career.
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
Some of the most vibrant, uplifting, toe tapping jazz that makes Throwback one of this year’s best releases.
- Rob Nagy, The Mercury, Philadelphia
The expectations have been set high for Jake Hertzog since he had gotten off to such a nice start to his career. Throwback meets those lofty expectations.
- S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews
Some of the finest jazz you're likely to hear this this year...
- Jack Goodstein, blogcritics.org
Highly impressive and imaginative.
- George W. Harris, jazzweekly.com
Jake Hertzog truly has his own style. The breadth of his influences crosses over genres and broadens the spectrum of what is considered to denote jazz fusion.
-Susan Frances, Yahoo.com
Evolution (Buckyball Records, 2011)
"An unapologetic brand of jazz-rock guitar that does not look back...Evolution is easily one of the best jazz-rock guitar CDs of 2011." -Mark Redlefsen, All About Jazz
Patterns (Buckyball Records, 2010)
Chromatosphere (Self Released, 2009)
Jake Hertzog is a jazz-rock guitarist, composer and educator based in New York City. He has consistently received praise for his original and energetic sound and has been compared to guitar greats such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. To-date Hertzog has released four studio albums, the latest album "Throwback" with special guest, Randy Brecker, came out November 2013 to wide acclaim and radio success.
His educational work can be seen in his frequent column "Hey Jazz Guy" in Guitar Player magazine, where he has been coined the "the jazz ambassador to the non-jazz world." Jake most recently headlined at the world famous Blue Note Jazz club in New York, and has performed across the US and Europe.
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Special Guest on Throwback - Randy Brecker on Trumpet
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Guitar Player is calling him"…the blazing wunderkind" and "one of the finest young jazz guitarists on the scene”. Award-winning jazz-rock guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, has just released his fourth studio album, Throwback [Zoho], featuring special guest jazz fusion icon Randy Brecker! His first three albums, Chromatosphere (2009), Patterns (2010) [Buckyball Records], and Evolution (2011) [Buckyball Records], quickly gained international regard and critical acclaim, including a five page interview in Guitar Player magazine (June 2009) highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. Throwback highlights the unique contemporary sound of Jake's original music and a back-to-basics traditional recording philosophy. It was produced by Grammy award winner, Rob Fraboni [Rolling Stones, The Band, Eric Clapton, Wayne Shorter]. "Throwback emerges as a major milestone in Hertzog's young career" - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz. Jake most recently headlined at the world famous Blue Note Jazz club in New York, and has performed across the US and Europe.
For three years, Jake stood as musical director and lead guitarist for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars, Nat and Alex Wolff. They concluded two national tours and have performed on countless national television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards and The Today Show.
A true dual jazz-rock musician, Jake is co-leader and co-songwriter of the rock band The Young Presidents with bassist Mitch Kaneff. Their latest album, a guest vocalist project called Coalition [MKM], debuted in top 200 on the AAA radio charts, VH1 and MTV, with the single "Time" featuring Ivan Neville. Coalition also features such legendary talent as Corey Glover (Living Colour), Blondie Chaplin (The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys), and Anton Fig (Drummer for the Letterman Show). The record represents a landmark collaboration for the band and was also produced by the brilliant Grammy winner, Rob Fraboni. The Young Presidents also produced a short documentary on the making of the project entitled "Building The Coalition" that premiered at New York's VisionFest Film Festival in June 2013. Their first album Freedom Of Speech was played on AAA radio in 2011 featuring the single "Wide Open".
Under the alias Hey Jazz Guy, Jake is a frequent contributor to Guitar Player magazine’s ‘Lessons’ section. He has over 30 published articles with coinciding YouTube instructional videos. Guitar Player has coined him the “Jazz ambassador to the non-jazz world”. Readers can visit the Official Hey Jazz Guy website for articles and tutorial videos. Recent master classes and clinics include Jazztravaganza at the Clarion Performing Arts Center in Lake Jackson, Texas and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.,Women In Jazz in Halle, Germany and a faculty position at the Swarnhaboomi Academy of Music in Chennai, India.
After winning of the Grand Prize in 2006 for the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland, he was invited back in 2007 to open for John Scofield and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Jake is an alum of Berklee College of Music and recipient of several performance scholarships. He is now studying for his Masters at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.
October 8th - Jake Hertzog Band - Herr Nilsen - Oslo, Norway
October 7th - Jake Hertzog Band - On The Rocks - Helsink Finland
October 4 & 5th - Jake Hertzog Educational Workshops - Turku, Finland
October 3rd - Jake Hertzog Band - Salo International Jazz Festival - Finland
September 27th & 28th - Jake Hertzog Band - Triumph Brewery - Philadelphia
August 17th - Jake Hertzog Band - The Blue Note - NYC
July 17th - Jake Hertzog Band - The Why Not Jazz Room - NYC
June 6th & 7th - The Young Presidents - Sunset Sessions - San Diego
June 5th - The Young Presidents - The Whiskey - Los Angeles
May 17th - Jake Hertzog Band - Montauk Music Festival
May 9th - Jake Hertzog Guitar Night - The Triad Theater NYC, with Trevor Gordon Hall
March 11th - The Young Presidents - SPiN NYC
February 11th - The Young Presidents Album Release Party - The Cutting Room NYC
January 30 - Jake Hertzog Band - Runway - Aalberg Audio Showcase - San Francisco
January 23-26 Jake Hertzog Showcase at NAMM 2014 - Showcasing with Aalberg Audio
December 5th - Jake Hertzog Band CD Release - Stage 72 - NYC
December 3th - Jake Hertzog Band - Jolly's Piano Bar -Philadelphia
October 11th - The Young Presidents - CBGB Festival - Fontanas, NYC
November 6th - Jake Hertzog Band - Scullers - Boston, MA
July 6th - Jake Hertzog Band - The Bitter End, New York
May 30-31 - Jake Hertzog Band - Recording Clinics Turku - Finland
May 29 - Jake Hertzog Band - Turun Seudun Musiikkiopisto - Turku, Finland
May 28 - Jake Hertzog Band - Malmitalo Hall - Helsinki, Finland
May 26 - Jake Hertzog Band - Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
May 3 - With Swarnabhoomi Faculty - World Music Festival - Taramati Amphitheatre, Hyderabad, India
'Hey Jazz Guy' Educational Tutorials
Under the alias Hey Jazz Guy, Jake is a frequent contributor to Guitar Player magazine’s ‘Lessons’ section. He has over 30 published articles with coinciding YouTube instructional videos. Guitar Player has coined him the “Jazz ambassador to the non-jazz world”. Readers can visit the Official Hey Jazz Guy website for articles and tutorial videos. Recent master classes and clinics include Jazztravaganza at the Clarion Performing Arts Center in Lake Jackson, Texas and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.,Women In Jazz in Halle, Germany and a faculty position at the Swarnhaboomi Academy of Music in Chennai, India. Hertzog. and his band are always available for teaching engagements.