The Young Presidents
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The Young Presidents

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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TYP is a collaboration of three musicians from different worlds, united by music. Rejecting the influence of indie bands for the influence of good ol’ rock and roll, TYP is a totally fresh sound, blending modernity and great songwriting with a back-to-basics approach.

The instrumental quality of the band is extremely high and the group can add session players to broaden live sound.

Mitch Kaneff:
From budding rock star to CEO of Arkay Packaging, from the author of a book on family business to an album producer and dedicated pass player, Mitch has followed a trajectory in life that always brings him back to music. After studying bass in Berklee’s summer program, Mitch put in decades of performing on the east coast in various venues. One of his proudest accomplishments was raising $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior project when he participated in Giving Tree and he’s also enjoyed a songwriting partnership in TYP. In 1997 Mitch wrote, produced, played bass on and designed the graphics for Renaissance Man. Freedom of Speech brings Mitch back to his roots. Check out his website at

Leon Bibi:
Leon has been drumming since he was a teenager and has remained active in various bands – including Carly Simon and the King Bees, as well as several other New York City bands. Leon also played drums with Giving Tree, raising $100,000 for their charity, the Wounded Warrior project. Leon’s day job is as CEO of Checkolite International. Check out their website at

Jake Hertzog:
Jake is the youngest winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition and a distinguished Berklee alum. He has two critically acclaimed jazz/fusion records out with a third on the way and has experience in the pop world with Naked Brothers band. Jake has enjoyed extensive touring in many genres and was MD for teen pop stars Nat and Alex Wolff. In his rare downtime, Jake writes for Guitar Player magazine. Check out his website at