- Based in Austin, Texas, guitarist Jacob Wise blends classic and contemporary jazz influences. After earning a master's degree in jazz studies at the University of North Texas, and traveling the world performing on cruise ships, he's back in Austin.
I’m now available for lessons in Austin, TX. My private studio is located inside Highland Park Baptist Church on Balcones, near the Mopac/2222 intersection. If you’d like more information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (512) 466-0200.
I’ve added some new etudes to my “Jazz Etudes” PDF. You can find it on my Lessons page. If you like the etudes, let me know at email@example.com.
I’ve updated my lessons page with a bunch of new transcriptions with solos from Tom Harrell, Vic Juris, Jonathan Kreisberg, Phil Woods, Jerry Bergonzi, and Charlie Parker. Feel free to take a look and download PDFs.
I’m glad to be back in Austin after 5 months at sea – looking forward to booking some gigs and playing with old friends! I’ll be here until November 15th, then it’s off to Australia and New Zealand.
I’ve uploaded some new PDFs on the “Lessons” page – lots of materials for I VI ii V turnarounds and Coltrane changes – “Giant Steps” and “Countdown”. Take a look and or download for free.
I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz lines and phrases, a collection of common chord progressions / cadences, and a Larry Koonse solo. They are all available on the “Lessons” page. Enjoy!
I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz etudes, a guitar method, a collection of 4 note patterns, as well as a transcription of a Vic Juris solo. They’re all in PDF format, and are available for download [...]
My CD received a brief review in the May 2001 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine. It reads: “Traditional jazz from a young trio, with guitar playing that makes you realize the future is in good hands. Compositions by Wise are [...]
I’ve got a new article that was just published in the Feb. 2011 issue of Just Jazz Guitar. It’s titled “Creating Lines Based on 3-Note Voicings”. It’s very cool to be associated with such a great magazine! http://justjazzguitar.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=47
Got some nice quotes from ejazznews, and potholesinmyblog: From Ed Blanco at ejazznews: “A friendly jazz outing with a decidedly modern jazz flair, the gifted guitarist-composer seamlessly blends elements of classical and contemporary influences in a largely mid-tempo project of [...]