About Jake Dester
Jake Dester is an American musician based in New York City whose expertise lies in jazz saxophone and composition. Dester is also a songwriter, entrepreneur, arranger, music producer, singer, guitar player, graphic designer, marketer, and video editor.
He comprises one half of the duo Sydney & Jake, a partnership with vocalist/guitarist Sydney McNulty (aka Syd Caldera) that specializes in performing weddings and corporate events.
He is also known by the alias Sax On A Train, a character whose aim is to place jazz in the context of pop hits on subway train cars and platforms throughout NYC.
His transcriptions of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's solo work are uniquely detailed, and his unparalleled approach to teaching authentic bebop articulation has led to his creation of some of the most-viewed YouTube lessons on the subject.
A graduate of The University of North Texas' world-renowned Jazz Studies program, has studied with many of the world's greatest jazz educators and had the opportunity to meet and learn from legends and masters of the art form.