Tokyo • Kamata English Music School : Piano, Violin, Jazz
Jacob Koller is from Phoenix, Arizona. He began studying piano at age 4 and by the time he reached high school he won multiple classical piano competitions. He began working as a professional pianist at age 14 and began teaching at Yamaha Music School when he was 16. He studied classical and jazz piano on a full scholarship at Arizona State University and studied privately with world famous pianists Fred Hersch and Kenny Werner.
In 2007 he was one of 5 finalists selected from all over America in the prestigious Cole Porter Jazz Piano Fellowship.
Jacob moved to Japan in 2009 and during that time he has recorded 6 albums as a soloist and sold over 20,000 CD's. He has also collaborated on various live, recording and arranging projects with Hajime Mizoguchi, Miyuki Hatakeyama, Karen Aoki, Julee Karan, Toku, Shima Yusuke etc. He has been featured in magazines including Jazz Japan, Chopin Magazine, Yomiuri and Nikkei Newspapers. Jacob has also done clinics in Japan at Yamaha Music School and his arrangements have been featured in Piano Style Magazine.