Born in Cleveland, Ohio, this former traffic reporter and disc jockey lived in Los Angeles for eleven years and sang The Langham Huntington, (formerly the Ritz Carlton,) The Four Seasons in Westlake Village, Chaya of Beverly Hills, and The Torrance Civic Center to name a few. She has released four albums, No Frills, Free As A Dove, Chasing Dreams and Art of the Duo.
Maria also opened for jazz trumpeter Chuck Mangione at The Coach House and in Columbus, Ohio she was featured with the opening act for Bob Dorough.
Maria recorded with Alphonso Johnson and Ndugu Chancler for “Chasing Dreams.” It received a wonderful review in Singer Magazine, LA Jazz Scene, All About Jazz and Jazz Corner. Also as a songwriter, she wrote “So This Is Love,” a theme song for a sitcom of the same name on the web.
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The International Review of Music
by Don Heckman
Mar. 3. 2012 (Sat.) Maria Jacobs. A jazz-driven singer, Jacobs brings musicality, persuasive story-telling skills and a warm and supple voice to her intimate readings of the Great American Songbook. The Metropolitan Room. (212) 206-0440.
L.A. Jazz Scene
by Scott Yanow
CHASING DREAMS - Review
Maria Jacobs has a powerful voice, is a subtle improviser and puts plenty of feeling into her singing. Born and raised in Cleveland, she had 15 years of classical flute study and also studied piano but her main musical goal was
always to be a jazz singer
Willing to teach
Maria teaches private voice with an emphasis on technique. Genres taught include jazz, broadway, pop and some classical. Also some music theory.
She taught K-8 at St. Joseph School in Hawthorne, CA and now she also teaches Kindermusik in Ohio.
Maria is working on a music education degree currently.