Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jake Thurston earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Buffalo State College and his master’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the Fredonia School of music in Fredonia, New York.

Jake currently holds positions with the Boulder Symphony and the Arapahoe Philharmonic and regularly substitutes with many orchestras in the area, including the Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. He previously was a member of the Buffalo Civic Orchestra, Four Centuries Chamber Orchestra, and the Warren Philharmonic, and he substituted regularly with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.

Jake holds a teaching position as the double bass instructor at Denver School of the Arts and previously was a double bass studio teaching assistant at CU Boulder School of Music and maintained a private double bass studio.