What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Sid Jacobs

by Doc Dosco
http://www.docdosco.com

This week I am featuring my old friend Sid Jacobs.

Sid Jacobs was born in Miami Beach, Florida. Sid spent his first few
years in Havana, Cuba prior to the revolution, after which, the Jacobs
family returned to Miami. It is there, at the age of seven, he began his
fascination with the guitar. When his family moved to Nevada, Sid
obtained a position as guitar instructor at the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas. This made him, at eighteen, the youngest faculty member in
the school's music department.

After moving to Los Angeles he developed the curriculum for the Advanced
Bebop and Jazz Guitar course at the Dick Grove School and the Jazz
Guitar class at the Musicians Institute (MI and GIT), where he continues
to teach.

In 1991, his CD It's Not Goodnight was released. It is a straight-ahead
blowing session featuring his original compositions. In 1998 Sid was the
first North American jazz guitarist invited to perform in Argentina's
"Guitars of the World" festival. In May of 2001 he was invited to
perform at the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey.

Some of the jazz artists with whom he has performed include Harold Land,
Eddie Harris, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Diorio, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings
and Javon Jackson.

Sid Jacobs' website:
http://sidjacobs.com/

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in
Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com,
where you can find more information on the 'What's Hot with Jazz Guitar'
columns, audio clips of Doc's playing, and many additional features. Doc
endorses Heritage Guitars and is a featured artist on their website. He also
endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps -- great for jazz (and anything else!)

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