Born: March 4, 1982 Primary Instrument: Guitar
When Atlanta jazz guitarist Jacob Deaton plays, his guitar is transformed into a mode of transportation, chartered by improvisation, he takes listeners on a musical journey through jazz and blues canons, piercing melodies and modern conceptualization.
Jacob’s music could be described as traditional swing mixed with modern harmonic concepts but this would only scratch the surface. From the first note, the music that Jacob creates has always had a strong melodic root that is adventurous as well as engaging to the listener’s ears. Constantly searching for a new idea with every chorus that passes by, he reaches within for visual references from the past to serve as a catalyst for artistic exploration.
Recent performance credits include a featured performance at the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival and his latest record entitled Tribulation is set to release in late Summer of 2011.