Jared Sachs is a guitarist, composer, songwriter and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. Sachs is originally from Redondo Beach, CA. His musical journey began at 9 years old when he was introduced to guitar by his father- a talented hobbyist and songwriter. By 12 years old he knew that music was for him, and by 16 years old, after hearing Charlie Parker, began to learn jazz and started a more serious practice regimen. His love for rock and roll and blues is what led him to jazz, noticing many of the similarities between the genres.
He first attended El Camino Community College in Gardena, CA and studied with some of the incredible private instructors there, including the late Chris Mello, one of Jared’s closest mentors. Suddenly, Jared was diagnosed with a very serious case of carpal tunnel syndrome in 2012. Taking a year off from playing music, while searching for the cure to his illness, Jared faced some very serious questions that year. It became the most challenging period of his life, where he was also able to learn a great deal about himself and how to persist despite the odds.
In 2014, Jared was accepted to the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program on a scholarship. He lived and studied in Denton, Texas from 2014-2017, which had a tremendous impact on his growth as a musician. He received his B.M. in Jazz Studies in 2017. It was also in Texas where Sachs began to hone his skills as a working musician, regularly performing in local jazz and pop/cover bands all around the Dallas/Fort Worth area and even Austin, TX.
2018 was an interesting year for Jared, which included his brief stint as a cruise ship musician and being awarded 2nd place in Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Guitar Competition.
Sachs currently resides in his home base of LA, performing regularly with his jazz quartet and as a sideman in others’ groups. Aside from performing, he does studio guitar work and teaches music privately.