Trent Jacobs completed DMA and MM degrees from the University of Illinois and received his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Trent is an innovator on the bassoon, expanding the possibilities of electric bassoon amplification and effects processing as the creator of the “Little-Jake” electric bassoon pickup, and actively pursuing non-standard performance opportunities to use these innovations. Trent has become well-known as an authority on bassoon equipment after many years as bassoon specialist at Midwest Musical Imports. Trent’s musical interests are unique and varied, having a history of jazz guitar and barbershop quartet singing as well as a strong commitment to the performance of contemporary and improvised music. In addition to several rock/jazz bands and active freelancing in the Minneapolis area, Trent serves on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Anoka-Ramsey Community College.