Jake is an Australian-born musician, who draws inspiration from both the classical and jazz realms. His compositions focus on specific improvisational techniques, harmonic dissonance, and digital manipulation with live electronics, to create an organic, (and sometimes esoteric) sound. Jake's connection with Australian nature influences much of his score writing, with compositions often featuring illustrations, colours, and poems. He has worked in recording and sound engineering, teaching, stage management, fine art, artistic direction and is a session musician for (currently) over thirty bands. Jake has studied and performed in New York, and has studied with Barney McAll and Sam Keevers.