Jacob is an Austin, Texas Native that has been professionally playing music from a very young age. Jacob is a multi-talented musician with a focus on Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano and Vocals, and is on a dedicated lifelong journey to perfecting his crafts. Jacob took up the drums at age 4 studying with many local legends, and began learning several styles of guitar along with music theory at age 8 - he as well has spent the last several years as both student, and teacher of piano and vocal performance. Jacob has toured and played with many successful bands and artists including guitar phenomenon Monte Montgomery, Nashville recording artist Rick Trevino, Nashville song writer/artist Jeffery David Goldford (Aka "Goldford"), Vallejo, Kendall Beard (American Idol), James Speer, Hallow, True Penny, 23 Shades, Derrick Davis Band, along with many other artists. Jacob as well has been a music director in churches for many years leading and orchestrating music and bands of all kinds. He is currently pursuing his own music as an individual artist and has been in the studio recording his long awaited album due out early 2018.
For almost 15 years now Jacob has also had extensive experience in the studio as both producer and musician. He has worked with names of producers and engineers such as Jim Gaines, Tim Palmer, David Boyle, Kelly Donnelly, Nick Jay and Lang Freeman. Jacob has also done commercial work producing and composing tracks for reputable names such as MTV, Rocksmith, and various sports teams (both professional and college). Jacob continues to be in demand of his studio craft producing and playing with artists, as well as composing film scores and commercial music – just look at the credits of your favorite Austin band and you might be surprised at what you see!
The past several years Jacob has been on a journey to share his love of music with the local Austin community and the world. Taking yearly trips to Uganda Africa, he works closely with the African Children’s Choir and with various non profit organizations both locally and internationally. Jacob opened and is currently residing Owner of Rock Lab School of Music in Austin with the goals and vision of keeping the spirit and love of music alive for many generations to come. Visit his school’s website at www.rocklabaustin.com for more info
Photographer: Amanda Hoffman