Jake Staley (Jacob Joseph Staley)

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Jake Staley was into music in a big way but as a fan, not a player. Jake watched as some of his closest high school friends, all talented musicians, started rock bands. They inspired him to study drums, which he did with considerable zeal. His interest in music piqued, Jake landed an internship for his senior project with Richard Gibbs, a Malibu-based composer. Jake's career path was set.

In 2003, he was accepted into the Berklee College of Music. He began his stint at Berklee as a drum set performance major. Read more...