Will Jacobs Band
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Will Jacobs Band

Berlin, Germany | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Berlin, Germany | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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Will Jacobs Band @ Badenscher Hof

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Great new tracks - you guys sound great and super bluesy - nice to hear you doing those classic tunes, as they should be done.
--Blue Truth, 2008

You guys do really well live and are talented above and beyond your years! It's always a pleasure to hear such good musicians.
--Bitterson Music, mobile studio, 2008

Will is a young and rising guitar player in the Chicago area. I've had the pleasure of having young Will join me while I sing on many occasions. He just gets better and better!!!
---Chicago Babe, 2008

Dude, you guys sounded really really good on that CD
--Sammy Fender Band, 2008

Nice to see you young guys ripping up some blues. Popped over from myspace to check it out. Ever make it to Southern Maine, look me up. You could cut some heads at some of the local joints.
--Tom from Ketchfish! -


Will & his band opened for us at SPACE, a concert venue in the Chicago area. Within two songs, he won over that crowd of traditional blues lovers with his own blend of soulful originals and powerful blues rock covers. Will Jacobs is an amazingly talented young man!
--Tom Crivellone, Guitarist, Eddy Clearwater Band, July, 2013 - --Tom Crivellone, Guitarist, Eddy Clearwater Band


There is a lack of exciting blues out there today, but Will Jacobs & Dirty Deal have absolutely brought a lot of energy to these new tracks. If you like John Mayer's efforts as a blues man (The John Mayer Trio) then you will definitely enjoy this. Each track is tight, has a deep groove and is consistently upbeat. - Mic Control Blog, June 2009


"This band is electrifying and their skill level is way beyond their years....I have often wondered where the blues genre is headed. A lot of the Chicago blues veterans are getting up there in years. I did not think that any younger pickers could rise to the level of these blues masters, man was I wrong.”

LINK TO ARTICLE:
http://www.ameriblues.com/2010/01/21/will-jacobs-got-dirty-deal/ - American Blues News, January 2010


"Your music was a big hit at our event. Thanks for being a part of our 50th Anniversary celebration! - Crate & Barrel Corporation


Will Jacobs is a soulful and talented young artist with great tone and fine musicianship. He's well on his way to becoming a bluesman to be reckoned with in the very near future.
--7/2013 Dave Specter
Blues guitarist, Owner, EvanstonSPACE

Will & his band opened for us at SPACE, a concert venue in the Chicago area. Within two songs, he won over that crowd of traditional blues lovers with his own blend of soulful originals and powerful blues rock covers. Will Jacobs is an amazingly talented young man!
--Tom Crivellone, Guitarist, Eddy Clearwater Band
July, 2013

This stuff is great. I mean really really great. The sound is so mature!
---Elbo Room Chicago, 2008

Great new tracks - you guys sound great and super bluesy - nice to hear you doing those classic tunes, as they should be done.
--Blue Truth, 2008

You guys do really well live and are talented above and beyond your years! It's always a pleasure to hear such good musicians.
--Bitterson Music, mobile studio, 2008

Will is a young and rising guitar player in the Chicago area. I've had the pleasure of having young Will join me while I sing on many occasions. He just gets better and better!!!
---Chicago Babe, 2008

Dude, you guys sounded really really good on that CD
--Sammy Fender Band, 2008

Nice to see you young guys ripping up some blues. Popped over from myspace to check it out. Ever make it to Southern Maine, look me up. You could cut some heads at some of the local joints.
--Tom from Ketchfish! - Various club owners & musicians


A husky deep voice was coming from the stage on a sultry Chicago summer night. It was Will Jacobs' and his band the Dirty Deal rocking the stage. He was singing the blues and playing his guitar like he'd been doing it for years and he';s only eighteen years old. I picked up the CD he was selling produced by Electro Glide Records. Jacobs sings and plays some great songs on it like I Got My Dream, Hey Big Guy, I'm So Glad, and more....If you ever get a chance to hear this Will Jacobs sing and play guitar take it, you won't regret it....Jacobs is electrifying...

LINK TO ARTICLE:
http://green-art.hubpages.com/hub/Joanna-Connor-Rocks-It-at-Kingston-Mines-Chicago - HubPages - July, 2011


The Windy City Blues Society had their own stage with a full roster of performers all three days of the fest which kicked off with Will Jacobs and Dirty Deal. Will is just a teenager but his music is VERY mature and he showed why he was chosen to represent the Windy City Society as a youth showcase act at the International Blues Challenge last January. His singing, songwriting and guitar playing skills are way beyond his years. (Day 1 - Chicago Blues Festival)

LINK TO ARTICLE:
http://www.thebluesblast.com/Archive/BluesBlasts/2010/BluesBlast6_24_10.htm - Bluesblast Magazine, June 2010


Still in awe. @WillJacobsBand totally blew the doors off the @mcachicago to close out #Cusp2012.

LINK TO PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
https://www.cuspconference.com/contributors-2012.php#videos.php?section=Will-Jacobs - CUSP2012 Conference - Sept, 2012


A very talented young man that plays with a passion beyond his years. Will is one of those artists that captures an audience from the beginning and keeps them hooked til the last note.
--John Tasiopoulos, Owner - Club 27Live - July 2013


WOW!!
-- Bill Gilmore (owner) - Bill's Blues - June, 2008


I wish all of my acts were as reliable and solid as you've been. I really appreciate it!!! Definitely want to get you REBOOKED for another show! - BigTime Entertainment LCC - Nov, 2008


Will Jacobs is a soulful and talented young artist with great tone and fine musicianship. He's well on his way to becoming a bluesman to be reckoned with in the very near future. - Dave Specter Blues guitarist, Owner, EvanstonSPACE


This stuff is great. I mean really really great. The sound is so mature! - Elbo Room Chicago - July, 2008


Selected to be on the online radio program with a minimum of 100 airplays. The station has a monthly listenership of over 6000 hours in nearly 120 countries. Mostly listened to in: the United States (over 65%), Canada, France, Germany, U.K., Australia, Italy... This is some REAL EXPOSURE! - Midnight Blues Online Radio


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Known for his powerful, live performances, WILL JACOBS is a modern Blues/Jazz, R&B/Soul artist based currently based in Berlin, Germany.  Originally from Chicago, USA, he's already a well-seasoned performer at only 24 years of age.

No stranger to performance stages, Will honed his chops the old-fashioned way – experience.  At 12 years old, he was gigging in Chicago clubs backing many of the city's finest blues men and women ....at the same time playing in a Grammy-winning, high school jazz band.  In 2009, he attracted local and international attention when his first band (Dirty Deal) performed at the International Blues Showcase in Memphis, Tennessee after winning the 
Chicago Blues Challenge-youth division competition. Will & the band left their mark because of Will’s mature improvisational skills and vocal talents, coupled with a strong, blues-infused sound.  These experiences led him to further study at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), then gigging/composing/session work in Chicago, US touring with CJ Chenier and even a performance stint in Sri Lanka.

Making the jump across the pond to Europe in mid-2016, Will began performing and sharing his dynamic playing skills in Berlin, Germany plus performing 
with Hohner artist, Marcos Coll at festivals in Poland, Spain & France .  Whether with his own stage performances, gigging with other world-class musicians,  session work or  composing, Will looks forward to sharing his lifelong passion for music.

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS - LINKS www.willjacobsband.com/videos
TESTIMONIALS - LINKS www.willjacobsband.com/reviews

PAST PERFORMANCES - LIST at www.willjacobsband.com/about

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