Singer-Songwriter, Jake Benjamin, is a recent graduate of the Jacobs School of Music, studying Jazz Voice in the studios of Tierney Sutton, Darmon Meader, Ly Wilder, and Jeremy Fox.
Originally from Saddle River, New Jersey, Jake earned a Bachelor of Music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, working with many distinguished jazz faculty members like Kate Reid, Gary Lindsay, John Hart, and Kevin Short. He has had the privilege of working with renowned artists like Cyrille Aimée, James Newton Howard, Kate McGarry, and Sunny Wilkinson. Jake incorporates different styles into his interpretation of jazz, fusing folk and alternative styles not only in his repertoire, but in his writing as well. His view when approaching jazz standards focuses on the importance of the story the lyric provides and he relates the message of the tune to his own experiences.