Jake, born in Brisbane, Australia, began piano at age 4. At age 10, Jake began learning trombone and switched to Bass Trombone at age 12. Jake graduated the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University where obtained a Bachelor in Music Advanced Performance under tutelage of Tom Coyle and Jason Redman, Principal Trombone of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Jake now regularly performs with local and interstate Symphony Orchestras. As his day job, he works as an air traffic controller at Brisbane Airport.
Jake is the Secretary of the Brisbane Excelsior & Windsor Brass Bands.