Canadian saxophonist/composer Jacob Chung (b. 2000) is a young, soulful, and swingin’ voice in the Toronto jazz community. He currently studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music as a 2018 BMO National Scholar and a two-time Norman and Joan Promane Jazz Scholarship recipient (2019, 2020).
Jacob has garnered several accolades including the 2019 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival Rising Young Star Award and acceptance into the 2018 National Youth Jazz Combo. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Yamaha Passion and Performance Award and the 2017 Rico Golden Reed Award. Jacob has had the honour to share the stage with the likes of Dennis Mackrel, Rich Perry, Robi Botos, Jodi Proznick, Mike Murley, and Carn-Davidson 9. Jacob is featured on Jacob Wutzke’s 2019 EP Stop & Go and Thomas Steele 10tet’s 2020 album 10tet. He also appears on the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra’s 2020 album Embargo.
A budding educator, Jacob served as an assistant faculty member at Interprovincial Music Camp in 2019, directed the 2019/20 Hart House Jazz Combo under the supervision of Ernesto Cervini, and teaches private lessons at Classical Music Conservatory in Toronto.