Jacob Soucy with Steve Soucy at Lorenzo's Cafe
~ TRUMPET/KEYBOARD/JAZZ ~ FATHER & SON DYNAMO ~ Jacob Soucy plays trumpet & drums and sings. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he is currently based in Vernon, British Columbia. At age 17, Jacob has already won an Outstanding Performer Award at the BC Interior Jazz Festival and a scholarship from the Vernon Jazz Society. Jacob is inspired by trumpeters who came before him- most notably, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Wynton Marsalis. He strives to continue their legacy of outstanding jazz through performance and musical development.
Growing up, Jacob was often witness to the magic of live and recorded music through his parents’ careers. His father is an acclaimed musician specializing in roots and popular music, and his mother was a radio host at some of Vancouver’s top stations for 25 years. Starting as young as age 4, Jacob was singing and recording songs written by him and his father; eventually picking up trumpet in the fifth grade. Soon after beginning to play in multiple bands at WL Seaton Secondary School in Vernon, music became Jacob's most important passion. His stirring performances drew rave reviews from adjudicators at MusicFest Canada and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. After achieving 100% in Seaton’s jazz band class, Geoff Dolman noted that Jacob “is at the pinnacle of the band program in terms of musical leadership, dedication, and commitment”. Jacob continues his journey of becoming a better musician by comprehensively studying jazz and building his career locally.
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