Festival Street

Jacob Chung

Saxophonist and composer Jacob Chung is a dynamic young jazz musician whose commitment to swing has charmed audiences in his hometown Toronto and in New York City, where he is currently based. Having established himself as one of the most exciting players in Toronto with appearances at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and residencies at the Jazz Bistro, the Rex, and Poetry Jazz Café, he relocated to NYC in August 2022 to study with Vincent Herring at Manhattan School of Music. Chung has since performed with the Mingus Big Band and Erena Terakubo Septet. In 2023, Chung was selected for the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, with which he performed at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) and at the Burlington Jazz Festival (Vermont). The Jacob Chung Quintet’s performance on their 2022 debut album Epistle has been received with critical acclaim for its embodiment of the spirit of jazz. “A bunch of swingers that know the history without the baggage, they zip the ears open with a delightful sound that uplifts while it makes you smile” (Chris Spector, Midwest Record). Chung is currently cutting his teeth at clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Thu Sep 07

Festival Street Music Stage