Meet the Musicians Percussion

Jacob Nissly


Orchestra member since 2011

Hometown: Grimes, Iowa

Education: Northwestern University, The Juilliard School

Studied with: Michael Burritt, James Ross, Greg Zuber, Dan Druckman, Michael Werner

Instrument: Jake plays a wide variety of percussion instruments both new and vintage, but his favorite is his Gretsch Broadkaster Drum Set.

About Jacob:

Never the man to miss a beat, Jake is up for an outdoor adventure or sporting event. Whether it involves a map or tickets from Stubhub, Jake is in. His favorite part of Cleveland is the accessability to the outdoors and the many fine restaurants the city has to offer, Ginko being a favorite. He runs, cycles, and is never one to get lost thanks to his impeccable memory. If you can catch him, you might find an eclectic collection of jazz, hip hop and rock on his ipod. One of his most memorable performances with TCO and Franz Welser-Möst was performing Bolero in the Musikverein.