Claudia Jacobs
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Claudia Jacobs

Stony Brook, New York, United States | SELF

Stony Brook, New York, United States | SELF
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter


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"Patchogue Arts Theatre"

"Claudia Jacobs is an incredibly unique performer. She mesmerizes the audience with her incredible voice, ballsy yet warm personality and songwriting chops. She's both the professional and the old friend at the same time and a joy to have both on stage and off!"

Clara Iacopelli - Director

"The Northshoreian Magazine"

"Claudia moves freely among styles and genres. Her vocal quality is often described as soulful and bluesy. Claudia's scratchy, taught alto languidly parades through each of her songs. Her vocal quality maleable, she Flirts with folk, rock, blues, funk and country. Her musical identitity undergoes countless mutations. Like a child's blanket that becomes a tent, a pillow, a curtained stage, so Claudia reinvents herself with changing instrumentations and styles."

"As an artist, Claudia radiates feelings of acceptance and wisdom. "Artists are the mirror to society. They say things that others aren't willing to. My music tends to be about the hope and confidence that things change; that things grow and can get better; that things are not static." - Joseph Shortsle, Sound Waves

"John Platt of WFUV concert Intro"

"One of the New York area's finest female singer-songwriters..You can depend on her to deliver some fine music." - Summer Arts Festival, Chapin Rainbow Stage

"David Amram"

"Her singing, guitar playing and songs are really wonderful and will inspire young women (as well as young and old men) to create...She has the can't merchandise or fake beauty. Keep on Wailin' Claudia!" - Composer, Musician

"Dave Dircks, host of Acoustic Long Island"

"It's rare that a avoice grabs you and shakes you to the bone like when Claudia Jacobs takes the stage. Her intuitive grasp of soul and gospel music blends well with her distinct contemporary folk sound. Her vibrant performances bring us back to the days of Janis Joplin, when vocal expression took on a larger scale. With a passionate, larger than life personality driving it all, Claudia knows well how to connect with her audience - from the heart. And that goes a long way to creating a true "feel good" for anyone who listens." -


Makin' Lemonade EP- 2008
Kinks UnKovered Compilation - 2009, Paradiddle Records
Rally On! CD - Spring 2012
Bob Dylan Compilation - 2013, in production/Paradiddle Records
Songs for Tuba and Voice - in production
Documentary "A man and his love of Music" based on her father's 30 year dedicated collection of songs and lyrics compiled and saved in his little black book.



Part Folk Singer, part Bluesy Mama; Claudia Jacobs is a wild and eclectic ride. A triple threat with great stage presence, nice guitar and songs that can make you laugh, think and take you to your soul; she writes about the human experience, simply and honestly, addressing humor, pain, injustice and hope in the everyday. Heartbreaking one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, she is a rare combination of soulful singer, heartfelt poet and spirited entertainer. Few performers can own a stage as completely as Claudia Jacobs putting her in the arena of Bette Midler and Neil Young all at the same time.
Born in Northport, NY, she is one of those difficult-to-categorize artists, drawing inspiration from multiple styles including blues, folk/ Americana, rock, gospel and Jazz.
Born in a trunk, as they say, she started out on the musical theatre stage at the age of four; received her first guitar and wrote her first song when she was eleven While at college, she began to take her gifts more seriously and to play and write in earnest. She soon found herself playing all of the major venues on campus and soon after graduation, in New York City. She honed her performance and writing skills in Greenwich Village and made The Speakeasy on MacDougal Street her musical home for a time, embracing the rich folk music tradition she was raised in while adding her unique mixture of soul and blues to create a sound all her own.
Her new CD "Rally On!" reflects her wide range of influences from Alternative Country, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and Blues roots. Featured on the CD is composer and Doctor of music Dan Weymouth serving up some soul style organ and piano; Greg Galluccio, Owner of Soundsurfr Studios in NY on electric and slide guitars; Tristan Eggener on tuba and bass and James Hubbard on Trombone(both proteges of world renowned Trombonist Ray Anderson); and Mark Portugal (Bakithi Kumalo) on drums.