A world-class guitar player, Mr. Jacob evolved his career into composing songs for Disney Channel's animated series Lilo & Stitch: The Series, the movie Lilo and Stitch, Kim Possible and The Emperor's New School, and the Disney DVD release Leroy and Stitch.
In between touring with top recording artists LeAnn Rimes, George Michael, Bette Midler and Cher, Jacob also had the honor of playing on the last recording session with legendary artist Ray Charles. This duet with Ray Charles and Gladys Knight, entitled Heaven Help Us, went on to win a Grammy for Best Duet.
Jacob first picked up the guitar when he was thirteen. Soon after, was honing his acoustic, electric, classical, R&B and jazz playing skills. When he was fifteen, he formed his own band playing in Los Angeles bars and clubs. It was only a matter of time before he began collaborating with one of Hollywood's most innovative artists, Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Together they worked on Elton John's El Dorado and Neil Finn's I Can See Clearly Now from the animated movie Antz. This led to his work as a featured guitarist with score composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell in the Academy Award winning animated film Shrek. He also arranged and co-produced the successful musical sequences Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party and Eddie Murphy's I'm a Believer, from the double Platinum soundtrack album.