Bernie Jacobs has played jazz flute for nearly 40 years. In the 1970s, he took up the alto and tenor saxophone, and has sung almost all his life, beginning with a do-wop quartet that met to harmonize before church choir rehearsal throughout his youth in Norfolk, Virginia.
Bernie plays a wide variety of music, including rhythm and blues, straight-ahead jazz, and pop. He has a self-produced CD, The Bernie Jacobs Group Live at the Farm, recorded in 1996 by Certain Moves at The Herbfarm’s Northwest Wine Festival. He also appears on Edmonia Jarrett’s Live Live Live recording and on an alternative rock version of The Tempest. In addition to playing with his own group and Andre Thomas’ Quiet Fire, Bernie often performs with other Seattle area artists, including Woody Woodhouse, Brian Nova, and Larry Fuller.
Some of the top young musicians in New York, including drummer Billy Drummond, bassist Victor Wooten, and saxophonist Steve Wilson, played with Bernie’s bands early in their professional careers. Bernie has also played with pianist Consuela Lee Moorhead, the well-known jazz educator and aunt of Spike Lee. Bernie is currently working on his second CD.
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