Jacob Warren is a multi-style bassist whose background and interests lie in a wide ranging variety of acoustic styles, including, but not limited to classical, jazz, bluegrass, Swedish fiddle, and many others. As a chamber musician Jacob performs with his quartet Westbound Situation, his duo Warren & Flick, and Kittel & Co. As a solo artist he loves to adapt new techniques and styles of music for the double bass, and to share these passions through his teaching.
Jacob began double bass studies at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Robert Rohwer, Adjunct Assistant Professor BGSU. He obtained his bachelor's degree in music performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 2017 with the school's Earl V. Moore Award in Music. During his undergrad he studied with Professor Diana Gannett. He also holds both a Master of Music in Improvisation and a Master of Music in Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Jacob has been awarded third prize in the International Society of Bassists Soloist Competition in both 2019 and 2021.
In the March of 2015 Warren attended the Acoustic Music Seminar. The program accepts 16 talented string players under the age of 22 from around the world to participate in a week of intense improvisation, composition and performance training. Based in Savannah, GA, AMS is run through the Savannah Music Festival by multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall, with the help of guitarist Julian Lage, and violinist Casey Driessen. It also featured guest masterclasses from Bela Fleck, Brooklyn Rider, Daniel Hope, Clarice Assad and many others. In 2016 he was invited back to attend the seminar for a second time.
Jacob’s unique style and facility on the instrument has made his playing highly desirable. He currently works with many different groups, including Westbound Situation, Warren & Flick, and many others.