Musician Jack DeBoe
Mentor wrestlers Nick Blackburn and Jack DeBoe made headlines on day one of the state tournament by dominating their respective divisions on the Hoover District and upsetting top seeded competitors at their state tournament openers. Both won district titles at Hoover before creating waves by upstaging top seeds on day one of competition at their respective divisions.
Experience and expertise have enabled him to provide artists with musical infrastructures, providing unique creative expressions through experience and expertise. Notable collaborations include Tyler the Creator, Jon Batiste, YEBBA and Marcus Strickland.
Early Life and Education
Jack Deboe was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he developed an early appreciation of music at an inner-city creative arts school. Influenced by late motown soul singer Charles Bradley he decided to pursue music professionally as his career.
He currently resides in New York City, where he works as a producer and drummer for artists such as Emily King, Little Simz and Meshell Ndegeocello. Additionally, he offers production techniques courses as well as working collaboratively with other outstanding musicians.
Mentor wrestlers Jack DeBoe (120 pounds) and Nick Blackburn (132) both claimed victory at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on March 10, with DeBoe defeating Upper Arlington’s Andrew Myers by decision, while Blackburn scored an impressive technical fall over Mayfield’s Vinnie D’Alessandro for victory.
Jack DeBoe is one of a select few musicians whose music moves people on an emotional level, prompting them to listen attentively and feel something within. Their impactful presence draws fans together and puts them front of mind for listeners everywhere.
Mentor’s Nick Blackburn (106 pounds), Diego Stropko (126) and Jack Deboe (112) will compete at the Junior National Freestyle competition in Fargo, N.D. with hopes of attaining All-American status.
Samora Pinderhughes, an award-winning pianist-vocalist-composer, continues her mission of creating communal space for grieving and healing in this project, comprising of digital archive, music album, and installation. Jack DeBoe lent his drumming talents for this collaboration and boasts creative credits with Tyler the Creator, Jon Batiste, YEBBA, Samora Pinderhughes, Solo Woods, and Trixie Whitley among many others.
Musicians frequently find themselves having to choose between their art and their personal lives – two areas which can affect each other deeply. In his case, this meant choosing between his passion for music and family.
His work explores the intersection of art and activism by providing communal spaces for grieving and healing. Recently he created an installation which combined songcraft with ritual, conversation and the presentation of moving image works.
Has collaborated with artists including Meshell Ndegeocello, Marcus Strickland, Tyler the Creator, Jon Batiste, Yebba and Emily King. Additionally he teaches production and recording techniques at The New School in Brooklyn NY as well as multi-instrumental musician (drummer/guitarist/composer/producer).