Jake Sherman Organ Trio

Jake Sherman Organ Trio

 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzGospel

Biography

Jake Sherman was playing music before he could tie his shoes. He began taking Suzuki piano lessons at age five, but soon fell in love with ragtime, learning many Scott Joplin classics and even composing some original “rags.” It wasn’t until Jake was twelve years old that he began studying jazz piano. He learned very quickly and was soon playing in ensembles. At age fourteen Jake discovered the Hammond organ. He received his first Hammond from the Brookline Music School and taught himself how to play it by reading countless posts on Hammond organ listservs and websites.
Jake has moved into the top tier of young jazz artists in the Boston and New York areas. He was selected to play at the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) as part of the NFAA YOUNGarts program, at the Grammy Awards as part of the Gibson/Baldwin High School Jazz Ensembles program and at the Bern International Jazz Festival. As well as jazz, Jake has become interested in gospel music, playing organ every Sunday at the Greater Antioch Temple Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn under Pastor Jonathan Sayles. Jake has performed at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, the Regattabar, Smoke, Cachaca, Smalls, Fat Cat, and the Acton Jazz Cafe. He has performed with acclaimed jazz musicians such as Wayne Esscoffrey, Christian Scott, Jerry Bergonzi, Carl Allen, Barak Mori, Joe Strasser, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, and Greg Ryan.