Jacob McGuffie is a Melbourne based guitarist who has spent the last decade as an in demand teacher and session musician. Jacob studied Jazz / Improvisation under Peter Petrucci, Ashley Cross and Geoff Hughes at the Victorian College of the Arts and has taught regularly at Bendigo South East College, Castlemaine Steiner School and various music schools in both Melbourne and Central Victoria.
Jacob has toured extensively through Australia and has featured at major festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe with artists as eclectic as the Davidson Brothers, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Nicola Watson, Kristy Cox and many more.
Recordings that Jacob has played on have been nominated and shortlisted for ARIA, AIR, Victorian Independent Country and Golden Guitar awards and are heard regularly on radio stations such as JJJ, ABC National, PBS, RRR, 4ZZZ, FBi and Stereo 974.
In recent years Jacob has become known as one of Australia's finest bluegrass guitarists. He has had the opportunity to study with Bryan Sutton and Michael Daves, and records and performs regularly with the Davidson Brothers.
In November Jacob became the 2015 Australian National Bluegrass Guitar Champion.