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Christian Jacob

Multi-Grammy nominated pianist and arranger Christian Jacob first gained widespread exposure as music director for Maynard Ferguson and later as leader of the Christian Jacob Trio and co-leader of the Tierney Sutton Band. Christian is also the musical director for both Broadway legend Betty Buckley and American icon Jack Jones. He has performed around the globe, with many of the musical giants that inspired him since childhood. Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, Benny Golson, Bobby Watson and Bill Holman to name just a few.


Born in Lorraine, France, Christian Jacob fell in love with classical music at age 4 and discovered jazz at age 9. After graduating with “First Prize” from the Paris Conservatory, Jacob came to America to study improvisation at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  While attending Berklee Christian won a number of awards, including the Oscar Peterson Jazz Masters Award, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and "Downbeat" magazine's distinction as Top Collegiate Jazz Soloist. He went on to teach at Berklee, tour with Maynard Ferguson, perform and record with a number of jazz legends and was listed by The Japan Times as one of the best-selling foreign jazz pianists in Japan. His extensive discography includes five critically acclaimed trio recordings and six Grammy nominations from his alliance with vocalist Tierney Sutton, drummer Ray Brinker and bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt. Christian also received a Grammy Nomination for his arranging work with The Phil Norman Tentet.


Sylvia Brooks Live with Christian Jacob

Label: Rhombus Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: 1.When The Sun Comes Out (Live) 2. Blues In The Night (Live) 3. Guess Who I Saw Today (Live) 4. The Red Pig Flew Up The Hill -Instrumental (Live) 5. The Flea Markets Of Paris (Live) 6. Cold Cold Heart (Live) 7. Night and Day (Live) 8. Tender Trap (Live) 9. Holding Back Tears (Live) Come Rain or Come Shine (Live)


Pain & Beauty

Label: Self Pulished
Released: 2023
Track listing: Battle Cry; Pain & Beauty; Five Wounds; Scram Jam; A Song for Rick; Dried Corsages; Helping Someone to Die; My Dead Are Not Silent; Pure Imagination.


Finding Beauty. Originals. Volume 1

Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Moon Is A Kite; Look for The Love; Forever And A Day; Love and Let Love; Information Please; You CAn't Rush Spring; Finding Beauty; Revelation; Hold You In This Song; Stealing' Away; New Eyes; At The Same Time; Wherever You Are; If I Were; Be the Light; Perfect.


Article: Profile

Tierney Sutton: An Instrumentalist’s Singer

Read "Tierney Sutton: An Instrumentalist’s Singer" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

"Jazz demands something of you," says Tierney Sutton. The Los Angeles based singer is discussing the challenge of selling complicated, improvised music in a culture addicted to simple, pre-packaged formulas. “Being barraged in the media teaches people not to engage, not to seek great art, not to listen with their own ears, not to ...


Article: Album Review

Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra: Pain & Beauty

Read "Pain & Beauty" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A religious man at heart, composer/band leader and producer Brian Eisenberg leads an 18-piece big band (The Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra) on a personal musical exploration on the meaning of love through the perspective of what may be beautiful, and what may seem hurtful on the very introspective and challenging Pain & Beauty. The album, as ...



Label: Rhombus Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Your Heart Is as Black as Night (Gardot) 3:27 Catch 22 (Brooks - Colella) 4:46 Red Velvet Rope (Brooks - Marder) 4:18 Over and Done (Brooks - Colella) 3:55 The Boy That Lived There (Brooks - Ranier) 3:47 Sixteen (Brooks - Ranier) 3:34 The Flea Markets of Paris (Brooks - Jacob) 3:59 Holding Back Tears (Brooks - Jacob) 4:26 Boogie Street (Cohen - Robinson) 6:16


The Duo Collection

Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2022


News: Recording

Ron Carter & The Jazzaar Festival Big Band Directed By Christian Jacob

Ron Carter & The Jazzaar Festival Big Band Directed By Christian Jacob

The live recording, Remembering Bob Freedman at the 2019 Jazzaar Festival, Switzerland was released on October 6, 2021 on Shanti Records. The 17-piece Jazzaar Festival Big Band was assembled specifically for the 2019 festival showcasing the phenomenon of the “Bandstand Learning with Role Models” platform. This was founded in 1992 by Fritz K Renold and Helen ...


Article: Bailey's Bundles

June 2022: Constellations

Read "June 2022: Constellations" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

ChimyTina Constellations La Reserve 2022 ChimyTina is a collision moniker for the duo of bassist Dan “Chimy" Chmeilinski and vocalist Martina DaSilva. They are part of a daring group of singers/bassists perfecting the most musically intimate of performance formats. With the bass as the “harmony" instrument supporting a vocalist, ...


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