Jake Hertzog
Jake Hertzog
Jake Hertzog
Jake Hertzog
Jake Hertzog
Jake Hertzog
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Jake Hertzog is proud to announce the release of his new album 'Well Lit Shadows.'

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Jake Hertzog's fourth album 'Throwback' from Zoho Records

Jake Hertzog - Guitar
Randy Brecker - Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Victor Jones - Acoustic and Electric Drums
Harvie S - Acoustic and Electric Bass

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An unapologetic brand of jazz-rock guitar that does not look back...

For three years, Jake Hertzog stood as musical director and lead guitarist for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars, Nat and Alex Wolff. Jake completed two national tours and performed on countless national television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards and The Today Show.

Jake was the winner 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 the prestigious Berklee College of Music and recipient of several performance scholarships.

A true dual jazz-rock musician, Jake also is co-leader and co-songwriter of the rock band The Young Presidents with bassist Mitchell Kaneff. Their first album 'Freedom Of Speech' was played on AAA radio in 2011 featuring the single 'Wide Open,' and their new project 'Coalition' [MKM] features such legendary talent as Blondie Chaplin (The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Ivan Neville and Anton Fig (Drummer for The Letterman Show). The record represents a landmark collaboration for the band and was produced by the brilliant Grammy Award 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.

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.

'The blazing wunderkind.'
- Guitar Player Magazine

'Brilliant! Hertzog is a tremendous guitar talent with a developing voice sure to garner widespread recognition.'
- All About Jazz

'Advanced, moving, and elegant.'
- Jazz Times

'Jake Hertzog is a risk-taker and a mind-blowing guitarist. There is nothing else like it.'
- JazzReview.com

'[Jake has] all the Metheny earmarks that you love and fear at once...the Wow! factor.'
- Boston Phoenix

'Some of the most vibrant, uplifting, toe tapping jazz that makes Throwback one of this year's best releases.'
- Rob Nagy, The Mercury, Philadelphia

'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

'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

'One of the very few prolific young guitarists to convincingly embrace the potential of blending a jazz and rock style of performing.'
- John Barron, thejazzword.blogspot.com

'Highly impressive and imaginative.'
- George W. Harris, jazzweekly.com

'Throwback emerges as a major milestone in Hertzog's young career.'
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

'Some of the finest jazz you're likely to hear this this year.'
- Jack Goodstein, blogcritics.org

'Jake Hertzog can chord it with real grace or solofire in ways that burn, but originally - not like somebody else really. Jake has a vision that comes across. The fire of rock, the finesse of jazz.'
- Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog

Audiofile Doug Simpson on 'Throwback'

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