Thomas Jacob Jr, a graduate of both the University of Glasgow and Western Connecticut State University, is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and performer with over twenty years experience playing and teaching a wide variety of musical genres and styles. His specialities include jazz piano, electronic music production, rock guitar and drums, and orchestral low brass. He has performed in hundreds of concerts and has shared the stage with such musical giants as Maynard Ferguson, Chick Corea, Trombones de Costa Rica, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Greene, and many others. He also composes original electronic music under the alias Lunar Cambridge, and routinely performs at Open Mics around the Tempe, AZ area.
“When teaching music, my goals are to unlock a student’s full creative potential, to challenge them intellectually, and to most of all make music FUN. Expressing oneself through the language of music is one of life’s greatest joys, and I am passionate about sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with others.”