Jazz & Contemporary Music
Jazz and improvisation are a means to achieving a deep connection between people. Through performance, Jake Kaplan bridges the gap between social issues, music, and community engagement. As a jazz musician, he believes in forming deep connections through performance with musicians from diverse cultures and backgrounds. He actively seeks to perform with musicians whose experience differs from his own.
He leads two contemporary large ensembles (Yellow 11 & 20,000), and is a member of several regularly performing small groups (Osmos). His newest project The Jake Kaplan Chamber Collective (JKCC) is preparing to deliver its first string of performances early this spring. He received a Bachelor's degree in Bass Performance from University of the Arts, and a Master's degree in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory.