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Jake Hertzog

Jake Hertzog is a guitarist, composer, and bandleader from the small town of Champaign IL. As a result of winning , the grand prize at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, held at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jake performed at the 2007 festival this past July showcasing his original music and what the Boston Pheonix has declared “…the wow! factor”. Most recently, Jake can be seen performing with The Naked Brothers Band and has performed with them on national television shows such as Good Morning America and ABC’s The View, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and NBC’s TODAY show and CW11 Morning Show and Fox Morning Show. As The musical director for Nat and Alex Wolff he as recently toured with them on their first national tour, the “Fully Clothed Tour”. Jake has performed at the IAJE convention and is also an experienced sideman for any style of music and loves the opportunity to play multiple genres (promo dvd is up!). Jake is a 2007 graduate of the Berklee College of Music and while there, won almost every award for guitar performance.

Most Importantly – Jake has a new record coming out in April 2009! The project “Chromatosphere” was recorded and produced by Grammy-winner Joshua Paul Thompson and features some of the best musicians on the New York scene including Victor Jones, Harvie S and special guest Michael Wolff. Hertzog’s music was also featured on the Berklee student jazz record label, Jazz Revelation on their 2007 compilation The New Old School and their 2006 compilation, Ars Nova.

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