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Jake Riddle

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Jake Riddle is a bass player & composer who has been performing professionally for 10 years. He holds a B.F.A in music from The University of Rio Grande, and a Masters in Music Composition from The University of Kentucky. At Rio Grande Jake worked as the Music Theory Tutor to the entire department. At U.K. Jake studied advanced Music Theory and performed in some of the Universities top ensembles. In the Summer of 2014, Jake toured China as a member of The U.K. Jazz Ensemble playing universities, music schools, and some of the country's top Jazz clubs. As a member of the "Magik Mama Blues Band" Jake was a semifinalist and went on to place 2nd in the 2008 International Blues Competition sponsored by The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society of Marietta O.H. Jake is also a founding member of U.K.’s “Free Improvisation Ensemble”, a group which specializes in performing entirely improvised music. This group was invited and performed at the 2014 I.S.I.M. conference in New York City; one of the largest conventions for Improvised music in the world. Jake also has an extensive background and training in classical composition and Music Theory. Jake has played a wide range of styles professionally including, but not limited to; Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Bluegrass, Country, Polka, and Progressive Jazz fusion and many more.Jake currently lives in Lexington Kentucky where he works as a professional music in the local Jazz scene.

  1. 10 years professional performance experience.
  2. Master and Bachelors degrees in Music Theory and Composition
  3. Proficient with electric and Upright bass
  4. Performed in U.K. Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Symphonic Band, and Free Ensemble.
  5. Toured China playing some of the country’s top universities, music Schools, and Jazz clubs
  6. Placed 2nd in the 2008 International Blues Competition in Marietta O.H.
  7. Invited to the 2014 I.S.I.M. conference in New York City
  8. Is all about that bass!
How do I contact this teacher? Call 304-857-2327
or send an email to jakeriddlemusic@gmail.com


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