Michael Verity

Jacob Teichroew is a jazz musician, educator, and music journalist whose love for music motivates him to share it in every possible way.

Experience

Jacob Teichroew is a musician, writer, and educator living in New York City. His first experience writing about music was for a dissertation in college. He co-authored a book containing transcriptions and analyses of solos by legendary jazz saxophonists from Coleman Hawkins to Joe Lovano. This work attracted the editors of Jazz.com, for whom Teichroew has written biographies of jazz musicians including Chris Potter, Antonio Hart, and Tim Armacost, and reviews of various recordings.

Jacob performs the saxophone and woodwinds in various jazz and improvisational groups in New York City and beyond. He teaches music privately and at NYC public schools through the Third Street Music Settlement's School Partnerships program. He also performs with Music Crossing Borders, a non-profit company that brings jazz, blues, and music from all over the world to New York City public schools.

Education

Jacob graduated from Lawrence University and Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.M. in saxophone performance. He earned his M.A. in jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College in Flushing, Queens, New York.

Michael Verity

Since I began studying, playing, listening to, and reading about jazz, I have been captivated by its subtleties, complexities, history, and its expressive powers. Jazz has a rich past, and it continues to thrive and expand, causing new questions and points of interest to arise.

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