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Jake Ohlbaum is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger from Philadelphia, living in the great city of Boston. Playing piano and trumpet since age 11 and self taught on guitar and bass since 13 , Jake has been exposed to every style of music from classical to jazz to rock, hip-hop, dubstep, and everything in between. As a vocalist, he has fronted multiple bands as well as singing in acoustic/solo settings, choirs, a cappella groups, and theater productions. As an instrumentalist, he has played in jazz, rock, gospel, blues, funk, classical, and folk ensembles. He is also an arranger and composer of music and has composed/arranged for high school choir, jazz, and a cappella ensembles. Jake's arrangements and compositions are available online, as is he for commissioned pieces.
Drawing on major influences like Bruce Springsteen, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Gavin Degraw, and many more, Jake released an album in the summer of 2012 before moving on to music school. The home recorded "Sounds of a New Beginning" can be found on iTunes, BandCamp, and every other online platform.
Jake currently is pursuing a career as a songwriter/composer, studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.