Jacob Smith - Percussion, Drums
Jacob W.A Smith is an accomplished young drummer/percussionist based out of the Pioneer Valley. He has been a Music For All National Festival/ Honor Orchestra of America participant where he was the featured jazz drummer with the orchestra and a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Award recipient.
Most recently, he has just completed participation in the prestigious Vail Jazz Workshop in August 2020 where he studied with the renowned jazz drummer, Lewis Nash.
Jacob’s previous background includes several years of intense training using one of the most highly respected drum methods to date known as the Alan Dawson Method. Additionally, he has several years of experience in the art of hand drumming, which includes the following skills: hand positions (bass, tone, slap); African drum rhythms using the Bata technique (Afro-Cuban, Kakilambe', Danza, and sabar); Latin rhythms (clave/bell/guiro); and various rhythm patterns (bossa nova, salsa, cha cha cha, samba, rumba, mambo, son, montuno, tumbao, bembe, wan wan co, etc).
Jacob is passionate about playing the drums and would love to share his knowledge with everyone!
Jacob teaches Saturdays and Sundays