Avi Jacobus, originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, begang playing tuba at the age of 10. He attended both the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto where he studied with Ellis Wean and Mark Tetreault. In 2008, Avi had the opportunity to perform Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 with the UBC Wind Ensemble. In 2009, while attending UBC, Avi was appointed Principal Tubist with the Kamloops Symphony. Avi earned his Bachelor’s degree in Tuba Performance from UBC in 2014. A prominent freelancer, Avi has performed with the Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Brass Project, Kamloops Symphony, touring Broadway musicals, several quintets in BC and Ontario, and can also be heard in the latest CBC Hockey Night in Canada opening theme. Avi has been a member of the National Academy Orchestra as part of the Boris Brott Music Festival in the summer of 2013, as well as the PRISMA festival in Powell River in the summers of 2007 and 2009. Most recently, Avi holds the Solo Eb chair with the award winning Weston Silver Band, a position he has held for the past 4 seasons with the band.