Steve Jacobson | Guitar


Steve Jacobson Steve Jacobson, jazz guitarist, composer and educator, lives and works in the Chicago area. Currently, he is adjunct faculty at Lewis University and Joliet Junior College.

The heart of Steve's work is in jazz, although he has also performed professionally in rock, blues, R&B, country, and musical theatre. Steve is a member of the Southland Jazz Ensemble, performs with the Prairie State College Faculty Jazz Ensemble, in the duo FourOnSix with bassist Phil Brown, and leads the Steve Jacobson Quartet.

Parts Unknown, Steve's debut album was recorded with the assistance of a grant received from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Arts Access Program. Other recordings include Darkness Into Light (a caldera productions), with Phil Brown; Big Band Basie and Clark Terry's Express (Reference Recordings) with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble I; and Olympia Live (Cadence Jazz Records), with Barbara Donald.

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Steve earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), studying with Gary Peacock and Julian Priester among others. In 1996 he completed a Master of Music in Jazz Composition at DePaul University (Chicago) under the tutelage of Paul McKee, Bob Palmieri, and Bob Lark.