Jake is in his fourth year at the University of Auckland, pursuing a conjoint degree in classical trumpet performance and computer science.
Jake’s interest in music began at the age of four, when his preschool teacher introduced him to the trumpet. Since then he has been involved in many musical groups both at university and in the wider community. He earned his ABRSM music performance diploma in trumpet in 2014, and his trombone performance diploma the year after.
In 2016, Jake played trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn in the Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Billy Elliot the Musical, and also performed with Josh Groban at Vector Arena as a featured trumpet soloist. More recently, Jake played trumpet in the 3rd and 4th seasons of shows at Auckland’s Pop-up Globe. He also performed the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with AYO in 2018 as part of their tour to Europe.