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Jake Hertzog Begins Midwest Tour, 5/29

Guitarist Jake Hertzog, musical director for Nickelodeon stars, Nat and Alex Wolff, is set for a Midwest Tour starting in Indianapolis, MN on May 29. The five-dater tour will finish in Urbana, IL on June 2. Hertzog is taking rhythm section Harvie S (bass) and Victor Jones (drums) on the upcoming tour in support of his new jazz CD "Patterns".

Guitar Player Magazine is calling Jake Hertzog "…the blazing wunderkind." The Boston Phoenix has declared him "...the WOW! factor." Jake's second studio album, Patterns, just released this April 2010, is already Guitar Player Magazine's Editor's Pick. Jake is a monthly contributor to GP Magazine's 'Lessons' section under the alias Hey Jazz Guy and has been coined as the Jazz ambassador to the non-jazz world. Jake's debut album, Chromatosphere (2009), brought him critical acclaim including a five page interview in Guitar Player Magazine (June 2009) highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. Both albums, recorded and produced by Grammy Award-winner, Joshua Paul Thompson

Furthermore, he stands as musical director and lead guitarist for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars, Nat and Alex Wolff. They have concluded two national tours and have performed on national television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, The Today Show and many others. Past achievements include winning the Grand Prize in 2006 for the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland. In the festivals 44-year history, he holds title at 20 years old as the youngest ever prize winner. He was invited back in 2007 to showcase his original music in the Montreux Jazz Festival. Jake is an Alum of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and recipient of several performance scholarships.

Harvie S has performed and recorded with masters in music including Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Chick Corea, Erik Friedlander, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, Pat Martino among many others and hailed by Jazz Improv as "one of the preeminent bass voices in jazz today."

Victor Jones got his start in Stan Getz's band and has since performed and recorded with Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Michel Pettruciani, Dizzy Gillespie, Chaka Khan among others. One of the pioneers of "acid jazz", Jones continues to lead his own group "Culturversey", the current incarnation of which includes Jake Hertzog on guitar.

Tour Dates 

Saturday, May 29, 2010 

The Jazz Kitchen - Indianapolis, IN

7:00-10:00pm, $18 

Sunday, May 30, 2010 

Nighttown - Cleveland, OH

7:00pm & 8:30pm, $15/each 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 

The Iron Post - Champaign/Urbana, IL

7:00pm, $8 

June 1 from 2-4pm 

Free Clinic @ University Laboratory High School Music Room

Open to public 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 

The Iron Post - Champaign/Urbana, IL 

7:00pm, $8

Jake Hertzog-Guitar 

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