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Christian Jacob

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”

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The Moon is a Kite

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Moon is a Kite

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Revelation

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Revelation

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The Moon is a Kite

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
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Revelation

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Released: 2021
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Article: Catching Up With

Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited

Read "Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Ace jazz singer Tierney Sutton has built up a large discography and international “gigography" with her tautly integrated and long-standing band— pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry and drummer Ray Brinker— scooping up accolades and trophies, of the GRAMMY and poll-winning sort and more. Enter a new-ish relationship: screen life. Sutton ...

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Article: Album Review

Tierney Sutton Band: ScreenPlay

Read "ScreenPlay" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A cinematic sweep has long been present in the music of the Tierney Sutton Band, but never before have the stories been so vivid and the colors as striking. With ScreenPlay this long-running group adopts and adapts material from the silver screen, creating high art that's spellbinding and eminently listenable. In the past, ...

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Article: Live Review

Tierney Sutton Band at the Newman Center

Read "Tierney Sutton Band at the Newman Center" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Tierney Sutton Band Newman Center Denver, Colorado January 11, 2018 The Tierney Sutton Band has been known for some time as a unit that takes jazz standards and runs them through its magical musical box and something very, very different emerges. Usually, the results are somewhat recognizable, other times the ...

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News: Recording

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

With her first two critically acclaimed albums, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks introduced a sensuous jazz-noir sound redolent of femme fatales and tough guys, crooked deals and deep-shadowed urban nightscapes. But no great artist wants to be typecast, and with her third album, The Arrangement, she steps out of the mist and fog into the sunlight, where ...

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Article: Album Review

The Phil Norman Tentet: Then and Now

Read "Then and Now" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There comes a time, usually during the fifth or sixth rendition of a “franchise" movie (think “Rocky" or “Star Trek"), when the phrase “enough is enough" inevitably springs to mind. While Then and Now, the seventh album by saxophonist Phil Norman's L.A.-based all-star Tentet, lands somewhere this side of overkill, its premise--to update and reintroduce classic ...


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