Jacob is currently studying Music Education at the University Of Missouri, Kansas City. He began studying music at an early age and had the honor of serving as principal trombonist in the SMNW Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. Jacob enjoys a wide variety of musical style but jazz is his favorite. His greatest enjoyment is found in helping other musicians grow in whatever direction they choose. He currently plays bass trombone in the Fountain City Brass Band, UMKC's 11 O'Clock Jazz Band and the UMKC Wind Ensemble.