Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Rob Jacoby is a New York-based musician concentrated in jazz. Although mainly a tenor saxophonist, he also has acute abilities on clarinet, flute, and the other saxophones, as well as bassoon and bass clarinet. Rob also plays club dates and many musicals, utilizing his doubling abilities. He leads his own group that plays private parties, clubs, and restaurants, in the New York City, Westchester County, and surrounding areas.
Rob Jacoby grew up in White Plains, New York and graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, NY. He began saxophone instruction at the age of 8 with his mentor, Milt Williams, father of actress/singer Vanessa Williams and actor/comedian Chris Williams. By age 11, Rob's interests concentrated on jazz music and he began studies in this genre elsewhere. Rob's career began by playing in musical productions in local theaters at the age of 12, honing his reading abilities and doubling skills. Later, he played with the Westchester County Youth Jazz Ensemble and began to play jazz gigs in parks, festivals, and other locations. Rob started his own group called the Westchester Blue Notes, a sextet, who performed throughout Westchester County and the rest of the tri-state area. After a few years, the group began to mutate and its original name became rarely billed. Rob began to lead his own quartet/quintet and started performing in local clubs, restaurants, and bars....