Originally from Yorkshire, Jacob began trombone lessons aged 7 and quickly became interested in jazz. He first rehearsed with NYJO in 2012 but started regularly gigging with the band in 2016. Since then, he has performed with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Iain Ballamy, Liane Carroll and Rufus Reid and with big bands including the Gareth Lockrane Big Band and the London Jazz Orchestra at venues including The Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and The 606 Club.

Also a keen composer, Jacob recently recorded his original music at Abbey Road Studios. Jacob is a current 3rd year Jazz student of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is taught by musicians including Barnaby Dickinson, Trevor Mires and Gareth Lockrane.

The Lead Trombone Chair is supported by Clive Grant.