Jacob Dupre

Freelance Jingle Producer & Music Composer

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Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jacobdupremusic
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Jacob Dupre is a fifth generation musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a 2014 graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music. Accomplished far beyond his age of 22, he plays piano, trumpet, bass, drums, and is a vocalist and composer. He began his formal music training at the age of four, and early on showed a gift for jazz. Jacob studied privately, and while a student playing in elementary and middle school bands, he was selected for All Parish ensembles and participated in Jazz Festivals, earning top scholarships and awards. As a high school musician, he was selected to both Jazz and Classical All State Ensembles on both piano and trumpet. He also attended various festivals and workshops such as the Loyola Jazz Workshop & Festival in New Orleans, the University of North Texas Jazz Festival and Vocal Jazz Workshop, the Florida State Summer Workshop, the Eastman Summer Jazz Workshop, and the Birch Creek Music Academy in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, earning high accolades and awards in all events. While attending Baton Rouge Academic and Performing Arts Magnet High School, Jacob studied classical and jazz piano with renowned Louisiana musicians and educators, Willis Delony and Mike Esneault. After graduation, he went on to pursue a degree in Piano Performance in Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. At Eastman, Jacob studied with esteemed faculty, namely, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Tony Caramia, and Dariusz Terefanko. He had the honored tutelage of jazz greats such as Fred Hersch, Brian Dickinson, and Danny Grissett and shared the stage with outstanding musicians and composers such as Peter Erskine, John Fedchock, Bob Sheppard, Charles Pillow, Dennis Mackrel, Bill Kirchner, and Bill Holeman. Jacob is a former member of the Eastman Lab Band, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble, and the Eastman Jazz Ensemble directed by Bill Dobbins. He was a member of the Dave Rivello Ensemble and performed regularly as a leader and side-man in ensembles throughout the Rochester area. He has performed as a soloist and group member throughout Louisiana, Chicago, Austin, and New York City. Other honors include performing as guest soloist with the Louisiana All State Jazz Ensemble at the 2011 Jazz Education Network Conference, performing in the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival with his jazz trio "Dupre on Krol,” performing in the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with the big band "Colossus," and performing with the Eastman Wind Ensemble as a guest soloist on Gershwin's "Catfish Row.” He also received the extremely high honor of being nominated for the 2015 American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Fellowship Award. Jacob supports the local arts community by performing for non-profit organizations, playing with community ensembles, and participating in outreach programs for young musicians. Since the age of six, he has been an active member of his faith community and remains so, serving as a pastoral musician and accompanist. Jacob is honored to continue the music legacy which began with his great, great uncle, Edward “Pinky” Gerbrecht, who was a pioneer New Orleans Jazz trumpeter and classical violinist. Jacob is now pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, while leading a bright career as a performer, composer, and teacher.

?The music performed or composed by Jacob Dupre includes every style of music – jazz standards, swing, ballads, latin, funk, rock, and more. His music is always entertaining and is the highlight of every function where he performs.?

Jacob P. Dupre
2800 Cole Street, Austin, Texas 78705
jpdupre1992@gmail.com
www.jacobdupremusic.com
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Education/Training
Pursuing Masters of Music in Jazz Piano Performance, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin [Expected Spring 2016]
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music [Expected Spring 2014]; Overall GPA: 3.86
Baton Rouge Academic and Performing Arts Magnet High School [Class of 2010]

Major/Principal Teachers
Jeff Hellmer – Professor of Jazz Piano; Butler School of Music (University of Texas at Austin)
Harold Danko – Professor of Jazz Piano; Eastman School of Music
Tony Caramia – Professor of Classical Piano; Eastman School of Music
Dariusz Terefanko – Professor of Jazz Piano and Theory; Eastman School of Music
Bill Dobbins – Professor of Jazz Composition; Eastman School of Music
Willis Delony – Professor of Classical and Jazz Piano; LSU (Louisiana State University)
Mike Esneault – Talented Arts Piano Instructor; Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Master Classes/Summer Programs
Fred Hersch Master Class sponsored by LSU; 2012
Dennis Mackrel Residency & Master Classes sponsored by the Eastman School of Music; 2012
Ahmad Jamal Master Class sponsored by the River City Jazz Coalition; 2010
Paquito D’Rivera Master Class sponsored by the River City Jazz Coalition; 2010
Eastman Summer Jazz Studies Program; 2009
Birch Creek Summer Jazz Session; 2007
University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Workshop; 2007
University of North Texas Jazz Combo Workshop; 2007
University of North Texas Jazz Festival & Master Classes; 2006, 2007, 2009
Florida State University Summer Jazz Workshop; 2006
Loyola Jazz Festival & Master Classes; 2006 - 2013
Loyola Summer Jazz Workshop in New Orleans; 2005 - 2010

Performance Experience
Featured Soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Gershwin's "Catfish Row;" Fall 2013
Featured with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble with guest composer and conductor Bill Holeman; Fall 2013
Featured with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble with guest composer and conductor Bill Kirchner; Fall 2013
Member of the Dave Rivello Ensemble; Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Member of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble; Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Featured in the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival with his jazz trio "Dupre on Krol" and Eastman Student Jazz/Rock Ensemble “Eggs Benedict;”  Fall 2013
Featured in the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with the big band "Colossus;" Summer 2013
Featured in the Eastman Virtuosi Concert; January 2012
Member of the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble; Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Guest Artist on the “Fatum Brothers Jazz Orchestra” U.S. Tour; Fall 2011
Member of the Eastman Lab Band; Fall 2010 - Spring 2012
Featured in the “River City Jazz Masters Listening Room” with “The Jacob Dupre Trio”; Spring 2010

Other Experience
Volunteer Music Minister at Christ the King Church; 1998 - Present
Member of the Baton Rouge Community Jazz Ensemble; 2006 - Present
Member of the LAJE (Louisiana Association of Jazz Education); 2009 - Present
Volunteer Music Minister in the University of Rochester Newman Club; 2011 - Spring 2014
Performer for fundraisers and other events hosted by Non-Profit Organizations including March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Louisiana Museum Foundation, American Heart Association, Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, and “Pianos For Peace” in Rochester, NY.
Competed in the University of Rochester Intramural Frisbee League with the all-Eastman Team “Beastman”; Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Student Outreach Performance at Penfield High School; Fall 2013
Student Outreach Performance at SUNY Brockport College; Fall 2013
Student Outreach Performance for Rochester’s Cameron Community After School Program (Black History Month Celebration); Spring 2012

Professional Experience
Freelance Musician; 2006 - Present
Contracted Music Minister at St. Mary’s Church & University of Rochester Newman Club; Fall 2010 - Present
Student Teacher at St. George Summer Band Program, Baton Rouge, LA; Summer 2011 - Present
Accompanist at Christ the King Catholic Church, Louisiana State University; Summer 2011 - Present
Private Studio Teacher; Summer 2010 - Present
Teacher in the Eastman Summer Jazz Studies Program; Summer 2013
Band Director and Private Teacher at Baton Rouge Music Studios; Summer 2014
Voice Actor and Composer for YouTube series, “The Balloon Loons.” (unconfirmed)

Awards, Honors, and Scholarships
Nominated for the 2015 APA Jazz Piano Fellowship Award
Eastman Directors List for Exceptional Academic Achievement; Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013
Featured Soloist at the 2011 JEN Conference with the Louisiana All State Jazz Ensemble with Peter Erskine as the professional guest artist
Three Year Recipient of the Belasco Family Foundation Scholarship by the Eastman School of Music; Fall 2011 - Spring 2014
Four Year Recipient of the Howard Hanson Scholarship by the Eastman School of Music; Fall 2010 - Present
Two Year Recipient of the Sarah and Ernest Butler Scholarship by the Butler School of Music/University of Texas at Austin; Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
IAJE Scholarship awarded for outstanding musicianship in the Loyola Jazz Festival; 2007

*References available upon request