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Dan Jacobs BIO

Dan Jacobs: Bio

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Dan JacobsBiography:

Trumpeter Dan Jacobs, originally from Michigan playing with his family Dixieland band as a teenager. That group went on to win many state contests and also played for the opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957.

Since then, he has traveled the world playing music of all kinds. Dan studied trumpet performance and music theory at the acclaimed Navy School of Music and was in the honor guard at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 in Washington, DC. He also studied at Berkeley College of Music and Michigan State University.

Dan Jacobs on the Flugelhorn

Dan Jacobs on the Flugelhorn

Other notable credits:

Latest album, “Play Song,” in the Top 30 nationwide on JazzWeek Charts 2011

Included on the list of “American Jazz Trumpeters” at wikipedia.org.

Included in the Who’s Who of Jazz Trumpeters – (“Trumpeters Galore” – An Encyclopedia of Trumpet Players)

Featured Artist Interview in “Jazz Improv Magazine, Spring issue 2005.”

Received the prestigious Outstanding Soloist honors at Notre Dame Jazz Festival.

Featured artist interview in Smooth Jazz mag 2011.

Featured soloist at The Monteux-Detroit International Jazz Festival, The Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Los Angeles Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Old Town Jazz Festival in Lansing, MI, Montreal Festival of Jazz, Long Beach Jazz Festival, The Newport Beach Jazz Festival, The Boise Jazz Festival, Michigan Jazz Trails Festival, and many  more.

Performed at countless jazz clubs around the Los Angeles/Orange County area: Spaghettini Jazz Bar; Kobe Steakhouse; Jax Premier Jazz Supper Club; Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe; Cafe Lido Jazz Club; In San Francisco: Savanna Jazz Club; – in MI: Shorts Brewing; What Not Inn; Bakers Keyboard Lounge; Bird of Paradise Jazz/Blues; Firefly Jazz Club; – in Montreal: The House of Jazz; in Vancouver: Cellar Jazz; in Winipeg, Cafe 232 Jazz Club; and many more around the country.

Recorded five jazz CD’s – with jazz radio play around the world.

Performed/recorded with: Bob James, Maria Schneider, Jay Leno, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Mel Torme’, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, Wayne Newton, Linda Ronstadt, John Pizzarelli, Bobby Vinton, The Four Tops, Ron Eschete, Bobby Shew, Allen Vizzutti, Clark Terry, and more.

Dan on electronic flute in concert with legendary drummer and percussionist, Rupert Kettle quartet In Grand Rapids, MI in 1970

Dan on electronic flute in concert with legendary drummer and percussionist, Rupert Kettle quartet In Grand Rapids, MI in 1970

RESUME

DAN JACOBS His name is included on the list of “American Jazz Trumpeters,” and he has toured in Asia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the United States, performing on the world stage with big bands, jazz combos and public touring acts.

LIVE PERFORMANCE: As a soloist and/or section player, he has performed, toured and/or recorded with headliners such as Bob James, John Pizzarelli, Maria Schneider Big Band, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Mel Tormé, Johnny Mathis, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, David Clayton Thomas, Regis Philbin, The Four Tops, The Lettermen, Lala Brooks & The Crystals, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Vinton, Billy Dean, The Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Jesus Christ Superstar road show, Lawrence Welk, U.S. Navy Bands, many Los Angeles bands and more. Also he has performed with individual artists such as, Clark Terry, Wayne Bergeron, Bill Chase, Bill Watrous, Allen Vizzutti, Vince DeMartino, Rex Richardson, John Pizzarelli, Mel Dalton, Chuck Flores, Chuck Findley, Jon Faddis, Ron Eschete, Bobby Shew, Dr. Thom Mason, Joe Davis, Paul Cacia, Chuck Flores, Scott Martin, Andy Martin, Stan Martin, Dr. Warrick Carter, Walt Johnson, Rich Wetzel, John Pezanelli, Alan Broadbent, Dr. Charles Rutherford, Sal Nestico, , Roger Ingram, Greg Gisbert, Bruce Fowler, Mike Kull, Don Clarke, Tony Guerrero, Bobby Medina, Kurt Rasmussen, Tom Roady, Brian Kilgore, John Novello, Denis Solee, Ed Shaughnessy, Ed Soph, Frank Tiberi, Sal Nestico, Tommy Brechtlein, Ron Eschete, Dr. Pascol Bokar, Al Green and many others.

Kenny Gordon and the Sound Gathering (L-R) Dan Jacobs, Alex Camperson, Tim Hackinberger,  Eileen Sarafis, Rod Jacobs, Kenny Gordon, Randy Vader, Bob Van Stee, Denis Solee

Kenny Gordon and the Sound Gathering (L-R) Dan Jacobs, Alex Camperson, Tim Hackinberger, Eileen Sarafis, Rod Jacobs, Kenny Gordon, Randy Vader, Bob Van Stee, Denis Solee

 

 

FESTIVALS: As a featured trumpet soloist he has performed at Jazz Festivals around the U.S. such as: Pacific Jazz Festival, The Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Los Angeles jazz Festival, Vancouver BC Festival d’ete, Montreal Jazz Festival, Michigan Jazz Trail Festival, Boise Jazz Festival, Suttons Bay Jazz Festival, Lansing Old Town Jazz Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, The Alpenfest, The Live Music Festival in Orange County, Nashville JazzFest, Freedom Jazz Festival, and more. AWARDS: Dan received the prestigious “Outstanding Soloist” for the Collegiate Jazz Festival at Notre Dame in 1968.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Featured trumpet soloist on an award-winning CD in 2003, entitled, “Adventure Accidentele” by vocalist/guitarist, Danielle Herbert. The CD won the Canadian Music Awards highest honor, “THE JUNO.” RADIO & AIRPLAY

His jazz CD, “PLAY SONG” hit the “TOP 30” list nationwide on JAZZWEEK 2012.

His two CD’s, “Jazz Standard Time” and “Blue After Hours” both hit the TOP 100 list nationwide on jazz stations around the U.S.

Selections from the his CD’s, “Dream Sketches” and “Future Memories” were featured on in-flight play on all the major U.S. airlines in the early ‘90’s.

A music video performance of his composition, “Dream Sketches” was selected for nationwide release on BET TV in 1992.

One of his compositions from the CD, “Dream Sketches” was selected for background music on “McNeil – Leher” news show on TV for three years in the early ‘90’s.

Dan Jacobs is included on the list of “American Jazz Trumpeters.”

ARTICLES:

JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE did a feature interview with Dan Jacobs in the 2005 Spring Issue. A copy of the article text available at: www.jazzartistinterviews.com

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

PLAY SONG – 2011 (Dan Jacobs Quartet)

Blue After Hours – 2004 (Dan Jacobs Quartet)

Adventure Accidentele’, 2003 (sideman and featured soloist)

Jazz Standard Time – 2002 (leader and featured soloist)

Future Memories – 1992 (leader and soloist)

Dream Sketches – 1991 (leader and soloist)

Big Band Super – 1988 (featured soloist)

The Brothers Jacobs – 1985 (co-leader and featured soloist)

WEBSITE: www.danjacobsmusic.com – – – this website is one of the top sites for trumpeters and other musicians. It is viewed regularly at 100 countries worldwide and averages over 1.3 million hits annually.

MUSIC, photos, reviews, feedback and more can be found on his website at: www.danjacobsmusic.com and is available for purchase at: cdbaby.com

VIDEOS of live clinic, concert and festival performances can be found at: www.thejacobsbrothers.com or www.danjacobsjazz@myspace.com (click on the blog)

FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS:

“Dan Jacobs emerges as one of the forces in the jazz idiom. This is a solid jazz album, a blessing for you true jazzophiles.” – John Gilbert – EJAZZNEW.COM

“Dan’s beautiful trumpet lines remind one of Chris Botti, except that Jacobs’ work brings more extended improvisation to the mix and a much fuller, darker, smoother and more luxurious tone than any mink coat, and twice as shiny.” – Thomas R.Erdmann-JAZZREVIEW.com

“Dan Jacobs is one of the great new offerings to the jazz world. His solos are articulate, haunting, expansive, challenging, advanced, accurate and intense and his command of his artistry demands careful listening.” – George W. Carroll, EJAZZNEWS.com

“Quite obviously, Dan Jacobs is the man with the experience who can really drive things home as a jazz soloist.”- Bob James, Keyboardist, composer, WINNER OF TWO GRAMMY AWARDS.

“Trumpeter Dan Jacobs marks the arrival of a superb jazz artist! His solos have a way of making the songs come alive! – João da Penha, BRAZIL JAZZ RADIO HOST

“Wow! Excellent CD. Beautiful trumpet playing, very lyrical, good lines, clear sound, very tasteful indeed.” – Bobby Shew – international recognized jazz trumpet master and educator.

“Trumpeter Dan Jacobs wittingly weaves in and out of the traditional harmonic structure of the song and has created some witty playfulness and mischief here. His solo is quite vibrant, breathing freshness, yet keeping true to the the fun and ”cool” tradition of this timeless classic.”

“Blue After Hours is simply the best jazz record I have heard in 30 years.” – Tom Wright, internationally acclaimed MUSICIAN PHOTOGRAPHER “Clifford Brown has always been my favorite and I once said no one will ever compare to him. Now that I have heard Dan Jacobs, I might have to eat those words!” – Bob Harrigan, Music Advisor/Artist Liaison: JAZZ FESTIVALS/FLORIDA

“The wonderfully controlled trumpet from Dan Jacobs is a model of taste and feeling.” – Brian Robinson, LONDON JAZZ JOURNAL MAGAZINE

“Trumpeter Dan Jacobs is simply a class act and definitely very top crust.” – PRESTIGE JAZZ CLUB, RUSSIA

“I love the trumpet sound of Dan Jacobs and the overall approach of the album. I’ll be featuring the CD on my “Saturday Jazz” radio show.”- Brian Davis, JAZZLINE.NEW.AU, AUSTRALIA

“Dan Jacobs is among the finest of the of the players carrying the message of our music; he is playing JAZZ as it should be” – John Gilbert, INTERNATIONAL JAZZ REVIEWER

“Dan Jacobs approach is clearly about taste and musicality.”- Winthrop Bedford, JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE

“I was hooked right from the start; wonderful work!” – Haybert K. Houston, Editor in Chief, JAZZ NOW MAGAZINE

“Dan Jacobs displays a shimmering, gorgeous trumpet sound with a beautiful timbre not unlike his main man, Bobby Shew.” – George Fendel, JAZZ SCENE MAGAZINE

“I had about given up on today’s music till I heard Dan Jacobs play.” – Fred Gray, SYNDICATED WRITER, EDITOR

“Your music is very sophisticated and unique in composition – thank you for giving us joy through your music.” – Sandy Shore, President/Founder SMOOTHJAZZ.COM RADIO

CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: danjacobsmusic@aol.com Website: danjacobsmusic.com Phone: 900-800-6660 (voice mail)

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Having played nearly every style of music from Dixieland, swing, big band jazz, small jazz groups, and jazz/rock/fusion, I also led my own successful jazz quintet for fifteen years in Los Angeles playing jazz clubs, concerts, clinics, festivals etc.

While in Los Angeles, I worked in the studios as a trumpeter sideman and also recorded several CD’s under my own name with many rave reviews from jazz radio stations, magazines and individuals.

A selection reviews is included in the resume to follow, but here are here are several of them as a sampling:

“Jacobs’ entrancing and gorgeous flugelhorn acumen with long, sustained passages that smolder with each passing chorus is the epitome of cool.” – Eric Harabadian, JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE

“Veteran jazz trumpeter Dan Jacobs brings forth one of the most unexpected musical highlights of 2011 with the release of his new CD, “PLAY SONG”—a superior recording in every respect. “Play Song” captures a command performance from trumpeter Dan Jacobs and his able crew producing a very accessible and engaging musical statement that jazz audiences everywhere can appreciate, well done!” – Edward Blanco, EJAZZNEWS.com

“Eloquent. Tasteful. Compelling. Masterful musicianship! Dan Jacobs’ trumpet and flugelhorn playing, as well as composition, makes PLAY SONG a phenomenally great jazz album. I absolutely love it! It proves that great chops + great phrasing + heart = superb jazz!” – Scott O’Brian, – SMOOTHJAZZ.com

“Dan Jacobs emerges as one of the forces in the jazz trumpet idiom. This is a solid jazz album, a blessing for you true jazzophiles.” – John Gilbert – EJAZZNEW.COM

“Dan’s beautiful trumpet lines remind one of Chris Botti, except that Jacobs’ work brings more extended improvisation to the mix and a much fuller, darker, smoother and more luxurious tone than any mink coat, and twice as shiny.” – Thomas R.Erdmann – JAZZREVIEW.com

Over the years, I have played professionally on the road as a leader of my own jazz group and have also played extensively as a sideman with “name artists” in their public touring acts. This includes names such as Bob James, John Pizzarelli, Ron Eschete, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Mel Tormé, Johnny Mathis, Linda Rondstadt, David Clayton Thomas, Aaron Neville, Woody Herman Orchestra and many more, (included below.)

Although trumpet is my primary instrument, flute is my secondary one. I have played jazz flute professionally with various bands on the road, in jazz clubs, in teaching and playing at jazz camps, clinics, concerts, gigs and festivals for many years. I also have recorded several CD’s where I played flute as a sideman.

I enjoy working with students of all ages from 6th grade up to university levels to share with them the love of music that I have known all my life. On many occasions I have been a featured artist presenting clinics, master classes, lectures and live performances with High Schools and Colleges to uniformly rave reviews. I have many letters of commendation from teachers and faculty of schools where I have worked that I can provide upon request.

I also have established and maintain an active website at www.danjacobsmusic.com – dedicated to trumpeters and other musicians – which averages over 1.3 million hits annually where students can write and ask questions and get answers free of charge from a professional player. This website also contains numerous photos of my live performance on both on trumpet and on flute.

Finally, my fundamental belief is that music is a universal language; a method of communication to connect with people through emotion, feelings, and aesthetics in such a way that it enhances the lives of both the musician and the listeners.

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624225751&ref=name

MYSPACE.COM – MUSIC WEBSITE FOR DAN JACOBS:

www.danjacobsjazz@myspace.com

DAN JACOBS: PRESS KIT BIO & REVIEW CLIPS

DAN JACOBS BIO

His name is included on the list of “AMERICAN JAZZ TRUMPETERS.” He has toured extensively in Asia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the United States, performing on the world stage with big bands, jazz combos and public touring acts since 1966.

LIVE PERFORMANCE:
As a soloist and/or section player, he has performed, toured and/or recorded with headliners such as Bob James, John Pizzarelli, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Mel Tormé, Johnny Mathis, Linda Rondstadt, Aaron Neville, The Four Tops, Regis Philbin,David Clayton Thomas, The Temptations, The Lettermen, Lala Brooks & The Crystals, Kenny Rogers, Billy Dean, Bobby Vinton, Lawrence Welk show, Jesus Christ Superstar road show, U.S. Navy Band, various Los Angeles bands,

Also he has worked with individual artists such as,
He has performed with individual luminaries such as, Wayne Bergeron, Allen Vizzutti, Bill Watrous, Chuck Findley, Oscar Brashear, Vince DiMartino, Jon Faddis, Ron Eschete, Bobby Shew, Dr. Thom Mason, Joe Davis, Bill Chase, Tony Klatka, Forest Buchtel, Rex, Richardson, Chuck Flores, Scott Martin, Andy Martin, Stan Martin, Scott Martin, Dr. Warrick Carter, John Pezanelli, Walt Johnson, Roger Ingram, Greg Gisbert, Claudio Roditi, Mel Dalton, John Novello, Denis Solee, Tommy Brechtlein, Dr. Pascal Bokar, and many others.

FESTIVALS:
As a featured trumpet soloist he has performed at Jazz Festivals around the U.S. such as: The Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Los Angeles jazz Festival, Vancouver Festival d’ete, Montreal Jazz Festival, Boise Jazz Festival, Michigan Jazz Trail Festival, Suttons Bay Jazz Festival, Lansing Old Town Jazz Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, The Alpenfest, The Live Music Festival in Orange County, Nashville JazzFest, Freedom Jazz Festival, and more.

AWARDS:
Dan received the award for “OUTSTANDING SOLOIST” at the Notre Dame Music Festival in 1968. DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE wrote a positive review of his performance.

Dan was the featured trumpet soloist on an award-winning CD entitled, “Adventure Accidentele” by vocalist/guitarist, Danielle Herbert. The CD won the Canadian Music Awards highest honor, “THE JUNO.”

ARTICLES:
JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE INTERVIEW did a feature interview with Dan Jacobs in the 2005 Spring Issue.
Copy of the article available at: www.jazzartistinterviews.com

MEDIA REVIEW CLIPS:
“one of the great new forces in the jazz world” – EJAZZNEWS.COM

“his approach is clearly about taste and musicality, technique serves the music.” – JAZZ IMPROV MAG

“beautiful lines remind one of Chris Botti with more extended improvisation” – JAZZREVIEW.COM

“I was hooked from the first note” – JAZZ NOW MAG

“shimmering, gorgeous trumpet sound with a beautiful timbre” – JAZZ SCENE MAG

“one of the forces in the jazz idiom” – John Gilbert, EJAZZNEWS.COM
“can really drive things home as a jazz soloist” – BOB JAMES

“marks the arrival of a superb new jazz artist” BRAZIL JAZZ RADIO

“ lyrical, beautiful, good lines, clear sound, very tasteful playing” – BOBBY SHEW

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:
Blue After Hours – 2004
Jazz Standard Time – 2002
Future Memories – 1992
Dream Sketches – 1991
Big Band Super – 1988
The Brothers Jacobs – 1985

Music, photos, reviews, feedback and more can be found on his website at: www.danjacobsmusic

Videos of live festival performances can be found at: www.thejacobsbrothers.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:
EMAIL: danjacobsmusic@aol.com
WEBSITES: danjacobsmusic.com and myspace.com/danjacobsjazz
VOICE MAIL: 800-900-6660
CELL PHONE: 818-512-7554

FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

“Dan Jacobs emerges as one of the forces in the jazz idiom. This is a solid jazz album, a blessing for you true jazzophiles.” – John Gilbert – EJAZZNEW.COM

“Dan’s beautiful trumpet lines remind one of Chris Botti, except that Jacobs’ work brings more extended improvisation to the mix and a much fuller, darker, smoother and more luxurious tone than any mink coat, and twice as shiny.”
– Thomas R.Erdmann-JAZZREVIEW.com

“Dan Jacobs is one of the great new offerings to the jazz world. His solos are articulate, haunting, expansive, challenging, advanced, accurate and intense and his command of his artistry demands careful listening.” – George W. Carroll, EJAZZNEWS.com

“Quite obviously, Dan Jacobs is the man with the experience who can really drive things home as a jazz soloist.”- Bob James, Keyboardist, composer, WINNER OF TWO GRAMMY AWARDS.

“Dan Jacobs marks the arrival of a superb jazz artist! His solos have a way of making the songs come alive!
– João da Penha, BRAZIL JAZZ RADIO HOST

“Wow! Excellent CD. Beautiful trumpet playing, very lyrical, good lines, clear sound, very tasteful indeed.”
– Bobby Shew – international recognized jazz trumpet master and educator.

“Blue After Hours is simply the best jazz record I have heard in 30 years.” – Tom Wright, internationally acclaimed MUSICIAN PHOTOGRAPHER

“Clifford Brown has always been my favorite and I once said no one will ever compare to him. Now that I have heard Dan Jacobs, I might have to eat those words!”
– Bob Harrigan, Music Advisor/Artist Liaison: JAZZ FESTIVALS/FLORIDA

“The wonderfully controlled trumpet from Dan Jacobs is a model of taste and feeling.” – Brian Robinson, LONDON JAZZ JOURNAL MAGAZINE

“Trumpeter Dan Jacobs is simply a class act and definitely very top crust.” – PRESTIGE JAZZ CLUB, RUSSIA

“I love the trumpet sound of Dan Jacobs and the overall approach of the album. I’ll be featuring the CD on my “Saturday Jazz” radio show.”- Brian Davis, JAZZLINE.NEW.AU, AUSTRALIA

“Dan Jacobs is among the finest of the of the players carrying the message of our music; he is playing JAZZ as it should be” – John Gilbert, INTERNATIONAL JAZZ REVIEWER

“Dan Jacobs approach is clearly about taste and musicality.”- Winthrop Bedford, JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE

“I was hooked right from the start; wonderful work!”
– Haybert K. Houston, Editor in Chief, JAZZ NOW MAGAZINE

“Dan Jacobs displays a shimmering, gorgeous trumpet sound with a beautiful timbre not unlike his main man, Bobby Shew.” – George Fendel, JAZZ SCENE MAGAZINE

“I had about given up on today’s music till I heard Dan Jacobs.” – Fred Gray, SYNDICATED WRITER, EDITOR

“Your music is very sophisticated and unique in composition – thank you for giving us joy through your music.” – Sandy Shore, President/Founder SMOOTHJAZZ.COM RADIO

JACOBS BROTHERS plus Randy Dorman, guitar, Chuck Jacobs, bass, Dan Jacobs, trumpet and flute

http://www.thejacobsbrothers.com/about.html

Dan Jacobs – Website/HOME Page

FS ~ 2/6/2014

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