Jake read music at the University of Liverpool, before winning a scholarship to study composition and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a Merit and the Mary Ryan Award for Composition in 2018.
Whilst at Guildhall, Jake founded the Sundial Chamber Orchestra, which he conducted in the concert premiere of Julian Philips' Maxamorphosis, going on to conduct numerous premieres of student compositions.In his second year, the Richmond Concert Society commissioned his wind quintet Return, which was performed by the Caeli Quintet at St Mary's Church, Twickenham, in July 2018.
With a background in jazz and musical theatre, Jake has been the composer and music director of numerous productions; he is currently working on a new musical called Man & God, commissioned by University College London, which will be performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre in May. Last summer he composed the orchestral score for Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom, which ran at Pleasance 2, Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Shortly after graduating from the University of Liverpool he was the MD for the London premiere of Arthur Miller and Stanley Silverman's Up From Paradise.
Jake is a professional writer associate of Mercury Musical Developments, and a featured artist of Talent Unlimited.