Known for his powerful, live performances, WILL JACOBS is a modern Blues/R&B/Soul artist. from Chicago, Illinois, USA. At 26 years old, he's 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 (while 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 having won the youth division of Chicago’s Windy City Blues Challenge. 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 to further study at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), then to gigging/composing/session work in Chicago, a musical residency in Sri Lanka and touring with reknowned, Zydeco artist CJ Chenier.
Making the jump across the pond to Europe in mid-2016, Will began performing and sharing his dynamic blues sound in Berlin, Germany. He has performed with Hohner-endorsee Marcos Coll at festivals in Poland, Spain & France, with Gary Wiggins in Berlin and his own band in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Armenia. Whether playing clubs/festivals, gigging with other world-class musicians, sessions work or composing, Will looks forward to sharing his music passion music with his audience.
Click HERE to see a list of previous gigs, venues, festivals & artist collaborations.