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Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs


Born in Chicago in 1962, Jeff Jacobs began studying music at 5 yrs old after becoming interested in his mother’s piano lessons. A quick study, Jeff began playing songs off the radio almost immediately. Continuing his musical evolution Jeff then turned his attention to Jazz music while studying with Chicago based teacher Alan Swain. Graduating in 1984 from the University Of Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Jeff remained Read more on Last.fm
Born in Chicago in 1962, Jeff Jacobs began studying music at 5 yrs old after becoming interested in his mother’s piano lessons. A quick study, Jeff began playing songs off the radio almost immediately. Continuing his musical evolution Jeff then turned his attention to Jazz music while studying with Chicago based teacher Alan Swain. Graduating in 1984 from the University Of Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Jeff remained in Bloomington Indiana for 4 more years to study with Jazz great David Baker and to hone his own writing and producing skills while traveling in a 7 piece funk band called “Kilo”. It didn't take long after moving to New York City in 1988 for Jeff to be noticed.

Within 6 weeks he was on the road with Gayson Hugh, a BMG recording artist and 1 month later was asked to Join the Billy Joel band for a new record and tour. Well, the new record was “Stormfront” and the Producer was Mick Jones of Foreigner. Jeff went on to record two records with Billy Joel, Stormfront and River of Dreams, and has toured the world with the Piano Man not to mention having played the first sounds heard of Billy’s last two number one singles, “We Didn't Start the Fire”, and “River Of Dreams” Since joining Foreigner as a full time member in 1993, Jeff Jacobs has enjoyed success as a writer and producer, as well as recording and touring with such artists as; Julian Lennon, Laura Brannigan, Phil Ramone, Paul Simon, as well as many other artists who you may or may not have heard of. Still calling Chicago home, Jeff and his wife Claudia have two Daughters, Megan and Emily. Read more on Last.fm.

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