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Jacob B. Hertzog

Jacob B. Hertzog

Instructor, Guitar

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(MUSC)-Music

Phone: 479-575-4701

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Jake Hertzog is a critically acclaimed guitarist, composer and educator whose career to-date has spanned nine albums as bandleader across jazz, rock and classical new music styles. He has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and India and performed and recorded with a diverse cadre of artists including Randy Brecker, Ivan Neville, Mike Clarke, Blondie Chaplin, Anton Fig, Corey Glover, Barry Altschul, Dave Leibman, Ingrid Jensen and many others.
 
Hertzog's many projects have included the Jake Hertzog Trio with Harvie S and Victor Jones — a jazz/rock group that has released five albums to wide acclaim and radio success and headlined venues such as The Blue Note in New York and Salo Jazz Festival in Finland. Hertzog's rock group "The Young Presidents" has been featured on Vh1 and MTV as well as radio stations around the world. He also produced a documentary film about the making of their album "Coalition," in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, The Band).
 
Most recently, Hertzog released "Well Lit Shadow" (2016), a classical suite for solo electric guitar celebrating themes and images in particle physics. Another of his classical projects, "Stringscapes" for two guitars, was partially premiered in New York in 2016 and is set for recording later this year co-featuring guitarist Yishai Fischer.
 
For three years, Hertzog was musical director and lead guitarist for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars, Nat and Alex Wolff. They headlined two major national tours and performed on national television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards and The Today Show.
 
As an educator, Hertzog has been an artist-in-residence and guest clinician in colleges and conservatories in the U.S., Europe and India. He created the instructional series "Hey Jazz Guy" for Guitar Player magazine and contributed over 30 articles to the publication.
 
Hertzog is a grand prize winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, holds a performance degree from Berklee College of Music and a master's degree from The Manhattan School of Music in New York.

The ways that academia can guide students toward a successful life in music.
The intersection of jazz and classical music.
Current projects include programmatic music for two guitars.

MUAP 110V-510V - Applied Guitar
MUPD - 4471 - Jazz Improvisation
Inspire Soul Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble

B.M., Berklee College of Music
M.M., Manhattan School of Music

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Two-Five-Ones” Guitar Player June 2010: 94

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Jazz Blues - Part 1” Guitar Player July 2010: 94-95

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy -Jazz Blues - Part 2” Guitar Player Aug. 2010: 92-93

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Jazz Power Chords” Guitar Player Sep. 2010: 98

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Upper Structures” Guitar Player Oct. 2010: 100

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Wide Intervals” Guitar Player Nov. 2010: 112

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Chromatic Playing” Guitar Player Dec. 2010: 108

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Accompaniment Styles.” Guitar Player 45 Jan. 2011: 108

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Rhythm Changes - Part 1” Guitar Player Feb. 2011: 104

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Rhythm Changes Part 2” Guitar Player New Products Issue. 2011: 104

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Re-harmonizing Melodies” Guitar Player Mar. 2011: 88

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Melodic Minor” Guitar Player April 2011: 110

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Putting it all Together - Inside” Guitar Player May 2011: 104

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Rhythmic Variation” Guitar Player Aug. 2011: 96

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy - Diversification” Guitar Player Oct. 2011: 112

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Minor Mysteries” Guitar Player Nov. 2011: 132

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Pop Reharms” Guitar Player Mar. 2012: 94

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Jazz Articulation” Guitar Player April 2012: 84

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Transcribing Yourself” Guitar Player May 2012: 98

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Giant Steps” Guitar Player June 2012: 97

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Sus Spread Voicings” Guitar Player July 2012: 106

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Rhythmic Groupings” Guitar Player August 2012: 106

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Chord Soloing” Guitar Player September 2012: 82-83

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Playing Vertically” Guitar Player October 2012: 100-101

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Walking Bass” Guitar Player November 2012: 94-96

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Motif Development” Guitar Player Holiday issue 2012: 82-84

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Harmonic Continuity” Guitar Player December 2012: 100-101

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Structure and Function” Guitar Player January 2013: 98-100

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Counterpoint” Guitar Player February 2013: 126-127

Hertzog, J. "How To Learn Every Chord Ever" ArtistWorks Web. February, 2013. <http://artistworks.com/blog/how-learn-every-jazz-chord>

Hertzog, J. “Hey Jazz Guy – Jazz Grammar” Guitar Player April 2013: 102-103

Hertzog, J. "You Gotta Play to Play" ArtistWorks Web. February, 2013. <http://artistworks.com/blog/you-gotta-play-play>

Hertzog, J. "Four Fundamental Forms of Jazz" ArtistWorks Web. February, 2013. <http://artistworks.com/blog/four-fundamental-forms-jazz>

Hertzog, J. "Learning Jazz Guitar Chords Using The Number System" ArtistWorks Web. March, 2015. <http://artistworks.com/blog/learning-jazz-guitar-chords-number-system>

Hertzog, J. "Jazz Guitar Scales And Modes: What Does It All Mean?" ArtistWorks Web. March, 2015. <http://artistworks.com/blog/jazz-guitar-scales-and-modes-what-does-it-all-mean>

Hertzog, J. (Upcoming, 2018) Guitar SFX. Fayetteville AR. Hal Leonard

Partial Discography:
Selected Jazz and Classical Recordings
Well Lit Shadow, Jake Hertzog, Solo Electric Guitar 31 Minute Classical Suite, 2016
Beyond The Standard Model, vol I, Jake Hertzog, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Self-Released, 2015
Throwback, Jake Hertzog, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Zoho, 2013
Culturversey, Victor Jones, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming, Desire Records, 2012
Awaken, Anne Lieberwirth, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Firebird Records, 2012
Evolution, Jake Hertzog, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Buckyball, 2011
Unscripted, Cindy Bradely, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Saxophones, Trippin’ N’ Rhythm, 2011
Flights, Falls, Holger Scheidt, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Alto Sax, Konnex Records, 2011
Patterns, Jake Hertzog, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Buckyball, 2010
Chromatosphere, Jake Hertzog, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Self-Released, 2009

Selected Rock Recordings:
"Break Away” Single - The Young Presidents, Producer, MKM Entertainment, 2017
Firehorse - The Young Presidents, MKM Entertainment, 2016
"Loner" Single - The Young Presidents, MKM Entertainment, 2015
Resilience II, CJ Seven, Producer, Butterfly Records, 2015
"Aware Alive Awake" Single - Sariah, Writer, and Co-Producer, Reigning Heart Records, 2015
"Time" Single - The Young Presidents featuring Ivan Neville, Co-Writer, MKM Entertainment, 2014
Coalition, The Young Presidents featuring Corey Glover, Adam Ezra, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville
“We The People” Single - The Young Presidents featuring Corey Glover, MKM Entertainment, 2012
“Unacceptable You” Single -The Young Presidents featuring Corey Glover, MKM Entertainment, 2012
Freedom of Speech, The Young Presidents, MKM Entertainment, 2011
Hey Guy, Hey Guy, Nbino Records, 2010
Almost Everything... Wakey! Wakey!, Family Records, 2010

Grand Prize Winner, Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, Montreux, Switzerland, 2006