Born: January 27, 1956 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Steve Jacobson, Guitar
Steve Jacobson is a freelance performer, composer, and educator. Pursuing courses in jazz guitar, theory and composition, he earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and a Master of Music from DePaul University. Steve has worked professionally in jazz, blues, R&B, rock, country and musical theatre. Recordings include Olympia Live (Cadence Jazz Records) with trumpeter Barbara Donald, Big Band Basie and Clark Terry’s Express (Reference Recordings) with DePaul’s Jazz Ensemble I, and Darkness Into Light (a caldera productions) with bassist Phil Brown. Parts Unknown, Steve’s debut album, was recorded with the assistance of a grant from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Arts Access Program. Recently, he has performed with the Prairie State College Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Extreme Big Band, with bassist Phil Brown in the duo FourOnSix, and with the Steve Jacobson Quartet.
Currently, Steve is adjunct faculty at Lewis University and Joliet Junior College, teaching guitar and directing a jazz combo and a guitar ensemble.