Jacob Kohlhas is a Baltimore-based guitarist, composer, and educator. He graduated from Goucher College with a B.A. in Jazz Studies where he studied with Steve Yankee. He has continued his studies with Steve Herberman and Peter Mazza. His primary projects include the hip-hop/jazz/fusion collective J. Pope and the HearNow and the contemporary jazz quartet Otherworld. In 2019 he led various jazz trios as part of the “Emerging Artist Series” at The Bar Next Door in NYC. With J. Pope and the HearNow, he has performed at the main stage at Baltimore’s Artscape, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the BSO in Baltimore. He currently teaches guitar privately and at Goucher College.