Christian Jacob first gained widespread exposure as co-leader, arranger and pianist with the Tierney
Sutton Band. While recording eight critically acclaimed CDs with the band Christian also built a substantial
career as a solo artist and leader. He has arranged and conducted around the world, performing with big
bands, symphonies and even with the King of Thailand.
Born in Lorraine, France, Christian Jacob began playing classical music at age 4 and became immersed in
the music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, whose harmonic universe was influential on jazz. "I was
9 or 10 when I discovered jazz," Christian reminisces, "and the very first thing that appealed to me was
the harmony, the chords”