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Jacob Smith

Accordion & Alto Saxophone (via Zoom) 

A native of the eastern panhandle, Jacob began his musical journey at age 10 at Ellsworth Music on piano. Several years later, he picked up the saxophone and never stopped. Jacob graduated with a Bachelor's in music performance from Cleveland State University and is well versed in many genres from classical to jazz. He also developed his skills on the accordion and has performed solo at wineries and weddings. He has played with many groups as a permanent or freelance musician including Papo Ruiz Y La Dulzura de La Salsa, The Woodshedders, The Derailleurs, and Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra. He is delighted to teach at Ellsworth and help his students find their passion for music.