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Jake Koffman


JAKE KOFFMAN (saxophone) Born in Toronto to a music family, Jake began playing woodwinds at the age of thirteen including alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet. After starting to play gigs in his teens, he enrolled in the Humber College jazz program. While studying there, he had the opportunity to perform with Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Chris Potter as well as the Studio Jazz Ensemble. Koffman also expanded his instrumental palette to include baritone saxophone and bass clarinet.

Since graduating in 2009, Koffman has established himself on the Toronto jazz scene as both a band leader and a sideman. Jake can frequently be heard in Toronto clubs performing with musicians including Bernie Senensky and Neil Swainson. Jake has also been performing with highly acclaimed vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, work alongside legendary producer Quincy Jones.

Jake's debut recording, The Jake Koffman Quintet, was released in fall of 2014.