Jakobsen, who has long been touted for his drumming skills in the northern part of Denmark, is now being recognized as a composer as well: he penned all of the tracks on the first album by FLUX and in 2010 he wrote two tunes for acclaimed album Canopus by the JazzNord Ensemble, featuring the renowned sax player Dick Oatts. As a musician Jacobsen is also known from his work with the Christina Jones Quintet and the electro acoustic trio Brem/Rizzi/Jakobsen, who work with improvisations on silent movies.
Jacobsen earned a masters degree in Arts and Jazz history and studies with such notable Danish and international drummers and composers as Henry Cole, Peter Retzlaff, Soren Moller, Peter Brem and Peter Jensen.About Jakobsen’s drumming the newspaper ‘Flensborg Avis’ wrote, “Thomas Albæk Jakobsen is dynamic. His playing is poignant and concise without being too dominating.”
“Thomas Albæk Jakobsen is dynamic. His playing is poignant and concise without
being too dominating.” - Flensborg Avis
......interpret the melodic content as one tight unit, while Jakobsen's poignant
drumming sketches the musical envelope. - All About Jazz review
You have to respect Thomas Albæk Jakobsen for his courage in doing this
demanding project. - Scandinavian Jazz review