Jake’s musical journey began at the age of four, when his preschool teacher introduced him to the trumpet. This inspired a childhood spent mastering both trumpet and trombone. Jake earned his music performance diploma in trumpet at the young age of 16, and his trombone diploma the year after. He is currently a student at the University of Auckland, pursuing a conjoint degree in classical trumpet performance and computer science. A recent highlight was performing with Josh Groban at Vector Arena; Jake was the featured trumpet soloist on the jazz standard Old Devil Moon. He has also performed on the trombone in the Auckland season of Phantom of the Opera. During this performance of Billy Elliot the Musical, Jake will play the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn; he looks forward to bringing the music of Elton John to life.