Born in Brooklyn New York in 1979, Jacob grew up in a musical family where his talent was recognized early on. He was accepted to study classical cello performance at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy for high school before attending The Cleveland Institute of Music for his Bachelors Degree and The University of Southern California for graduate studies.
Strings Magazine has hailed Szekely as One of the leaders in the Creative String Community. And Berklee cello professor and multiple Grammy winner Eugene Friesen has declared Jacobs playing to be to be The first time a cellist has made the case as a leader in modern jazz! In 2013 Jacob founded the Jacob Szekely Trio and released their debut EP which was hailed by critics from the Strad, Strings Magazine, International musician, The LA Weekly and artists from Yo-Yo Ma, to Rush Bassist Geddy Lee as a Quantum leap forward in pushing the boundaries of the instrument. In 2015 Jacobs trio released their debut album which made several year end top ten lists for JazzEd, International Review of Music and several others.
Mr. Szekely is also in great demand as a sideman and session player in Los Angeles having appeared in hundreds of commercials, television shows and movie scores. Jacob has been a featured performer or solo cellist with such popular artists as Marry J Blidge, Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Avril Lavigne and Rush and on such Television shows as Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles to name a few.Cost:
$18 online; $25 @ the door