An inspirational artist, Jake Svendsen has earned his reputation as a skillful performer with an original voice. He began playing professionally at age 13, winning DownBeat Magazine's High School Outstanding Performance Award in 2001 and 2002, then attending the New England Conservatory of Music, studying with piano innovators Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez and Ran Blake. Following a professional teaching and performing career in Seattle, Washington he received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, studying with piano luminaries Gary Versace and Bill Dobbins. Upon graduating he was awarded the Raymond and Maxine Schirmer Prize, Eastman’s highest honor for jazz performance awarded once a year to graduating students. In 2019 Jake Svendsen joined the Washington State University School of Music as Clinical Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and listen to his music below!