Canadian saxophonist/composer Jacob Chung (b. 2000) is a young and swingin’ voice in the Toronto jazz community. He currently studies as a 2018 BMO National Scholar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where he has twice received the Norman and Joan Promane Jazz Scholarship (2019, 2020) and is the recipient of the 2021 Jazz Arranging Prize. Jacob has also garnered several non-academic accolades including the 2021 Hnatyshyn Foundation Oscar Peterson Grant, the 2019 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival Rising Young Star Award, and acceptance into the 2018 National Youth Jazz Combo. He is the recipient of the 2018 Yamaha Passion and Performance Award and the 2017 Rico Golden Reed Award from Musicfest Canada. Jacob has performed with the likes of Dennis Mackrel, Rich Perry, Robi Botos, Jodi Proznick, Mike Murley, and Carn-Davidson 9. Jacob is featured on Jacob Wutzke’s 2019 EP Stop & Go and Thomas Steele 10tet’s 2020 album 10tet. He also appears on the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra’s 2020 album Embargo. A budding educator, Jacob served as an assistant faculty member at Interprovincial Music Camp in 2019, directed the 2019/20 Hart House Jazz Combo under the supervision of Ernesto Cervini, and teaches private lessons at Classical Music Conservatory in Toronto.
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