- 1. Back At The Chicken Shack (Jimmy Smith)
- 2. My Romance (Rodgers & Hart)
- 3. The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
- 4. Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
- 5. In A Capricornian Way (Woody Shaw)
- 6. If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron)
- 7. Hava Nagila
- 8. Favela (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
- 9. I Didn't Know About You (Duke Ellington)
- 10. There Will Never Be Another You
- 11. Stella By Starlight
- 12. Have You Met Miss Jones
- 13. Celia
Greg Jacobs has played over 1000 gigs in the last five years. The Greg Jacobs Quartet plays a very tasteful selection of jazz standards and a few original compositions, always featuring the top Bay Area bassists, drummers, saxophonists, trumpeters, and vocalists. We aim to collaborate in creating musical artwork, where the musicians are communicating, trusting, and respecting one another while improvising a beautiful, moving, and original work. We also enjoy playing for audiences that want to dance and we are happy to tailor the music to your needs, if you request Latin Jazz, Funk, Blues or RnB. Greg Jacobs also has an extensive classical repertoire and can play ceremony music for Weddings.
Greg was wonderful! The music was perfect. Super classy!
We’d hire him again.
We had a private party in our home. It could not have turned out better. They band was interactive, polite, and TALENTED! They organized a great playlist, and allowed us to make a special request. I highly recommend and I hope we will have the opportunity to have them return.
We appreciate Mr. Jacobs coming in last minute and providing our services for a joyous event. He was easy to work with, on time, and enjoyed by all.
Greg crushed it!
The Greg Jacobs Trio performed at our holiday party and were great. I had so many compliments about their performance. They added just the right touch to complete the party environment. Thanks again!
Very responsive and easy to work with. Wonderful piano player. Would definitely hire him again!
I’m a professional opera singer and I have collaborated a beautiful work with Greg. He is a fantastic pianist, super easy to work, on time and responsive. I highly recommend him. I’ll work with him again in future.
Greg and his band did were incredible, and made our wedding day even more unforgettable. Greg was a joy to work with and was able to accommodate our every request. I cannot recommend him enough.
These guys had incredible chemistry and played so well!! I will definitely hire them again!!
Greg played my wedding amazingly! He was on time, and very polite. He dressed nice and played the songs I requested well. I will definitely be hiring him again!
Greg and his friend on the saxophone did a great job. They played for the full hour, played my wife and I's wedding song and had all our neighbors coming out and listening.
We had a wonderful outdoor concert with Greg Jocobs. Due to covid our original plans for an indoor house party were cancelled. I worked with Greg to figure out what he and his band were comfortable doing. We decided on an outdoor social distance concert in my apartment complex. Greg and his band set up on the grass, brought amplification, and played their music to an audience of people sitting on blankets, or out on their own private patios. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was a wonderful oportunity to connect with the neighborhood, and take a small vacation from the worries of the last few months. Thank you Greg for being flexible and so wonderful to work with. Your music brought joy to myself and my neighbors.
Greg was a pro even before I hired him. He responded promptly to my listing, addressed my requests for a special theme of music and also specific songs, and provided a quote. He arrived early the day of the event, played beautifully, and was very friendly. He even played a special request for my mother-in-law (Clare de Lune) even though he did not have the sheet music. Everyone enjoyed the music and asked where I found such a talented pianist. I highly recommend Greg for your events.
Greg was a masterful pianist and made our Christmas party the best ever!
We really enjoyed having Greg play at our holiday event. He is great guy and an excellent pianist. Super professional and a wide repertoire.
Professional, easy to work with, and above all very talented. 100% would book again.
This quartet played for our wedding and it was spectacular. I received many compliments on their music. They played the few requested songs beautifully, and felt the flow of the party for the rest.
We were really short on space, so Greg's bnd was a trio. Their music was perfect for our party, setting a mood for enjoyment and casual conversation. Just what we wanted. At the last minute, they were able to accommodate our request that they begin earlier. Very reasonable fee. We got many compliments on the band from our party attendees
Thank you, Greg, for being timely and playing piano beautifully for our celebration.
Great performance, can't wait to use him for all of our events going forward!
What to Expect
The Greg Jacobs Quartet plays a tasteful selection of the standards of Swing, Bebop, Hardbop, Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz, while also introducing original compositions. The focus is on the highest level of musicianship and respect for the music possible, so that the audience is really blown away by an unforgettable listening experience. We aim to collaborate in creating musical artwork, where the musicians are communicating, trusting, and respecting one another while creating a beautiful, moving, and original work.
We also enjoy playing for audiences that want to dance and party, if the client requests it, and we are happy to tailor the music to your needs, if you want sets of purely Latin Jazz, Funk, Blues or RnB for example. Greg Jacobs also has an extensive classical repertoire and can play ceremony music for Weddings.
The band enjoys dressing well and is comfortable and professional in the most elegant of settings.
Greg Jacobs was born in London, UK, and grew up in San Rafael, California. He started playing classical piano at 6 years old and fell in love with jazz as a teenager. Greg studied classical and jazz piano privately with Gini Wilson as a teenager and first started performing at private events with a jazz combo at 14 years old. He moved to San Francisco in 2007 to attend San Francisco State University, earning Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Physiology and Spanish while continuing to perform with his own group at private events and with the SFSU Jazz combos directed by Andrew Speight. In 2013, Greg started working full-time as a jazz pianist performing at private events and local venues, and has since performed at the SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium, Blue Note Napa, Black Cat, Dawn Club, Mr. Tipple’s Jazz Club, Club Deluxe, The Guild Theater, Bird and Beckett, and numerous other local venues, either with his own group or with ensembles led by musicians such as Marcus Shelby, Denise Perrier, Gerald Beckett, Andrew Dixon and Daniel Herrera, Noah Frank, Niel Levonius, Danny Brown, Noel Jewkes, Chris Amberger, Mete Tasin, Rodney Ruckus, and many more. Greg has developed a versatile voice with the instrument that incorporates his virtuosic technique with his in-depth study of a variety of musical idioms from swing, bebop, blues, and hard bop, to Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, funk, classical, and the avant-garde. Greg has also been the musical director and pianist at a local church since 2020, maintains a studio of about 7 – 10 private piano students, has been the pianist-conductor or pianist for numerous musical theater productions, and played Fender Rhodes on Sueños Jazz Quintet’s 2017 release, “Shots Fired.”
Some of Greg's musical and pianistic influences are Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Kelly, and Sonny Clark. But he draws from a very wide range of musical idioms. He performs with many of the top jazz musicians in the Bay Area and would be delighted to bring them to your event for an unforgettable musical experience. These include Chris Amberger, Danny Brown, Noah Frank, Joe Cohen, James Mahone,, Mark Anthony Lee, Leon Joyce, Azure McCall, Brian Fishler, Peter Barshay, Akira Tana, Aaron Germain, Ollie Dudek, Eli Maliwan, Lyle Link, Rodney Ruckus, Joe McKinley, David Rokeach, Giulio Cetto, Charles Thomas, Bob Kenmotsu, Ron Marabuto, and many other extraordinary musicians.
Additional Booking Notes
We can perform in almost any setting as long as we communicate ahead of time about important details such as if the gig is indoors or outdoors, if there is a piano on-site, special requirements for when to load-in or load-out, etc. For a large event or festival we ask the client to provide a sound system and sound technician, otherwise the band will bring all necessary speakers and sound equipment.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2023–January 01, 2024 • 8:00pm - 12:00am
|September 24, 2023 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
|September 16, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
|September 03, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
|April 23, 2023 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
|December 22, 2022 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
|December 18, 2022 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
|December 14, 2022 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
|December 09, 2022 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
|September 24, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
|August 31, 2022 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
|Retirement Community Event
|February 20, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
|February 13, 2022 • 11:00am - 3:00pm
|December 09, 2021 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm
|October 12, 2021 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
|April 30, 2021 • 6:45pm - 9:45pm
|September 02, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
|July 11, 2020 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
|March 07, 2020 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
|December 24, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
|December 18, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
|December 17, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm
|October 25, 2019 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm
|October 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
|October 04, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
|June 08, 2019 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
|May 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
|May 04, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
|April 27, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm
|April 18, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
|January 16, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
|January 13, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
|November 03, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
|July 28, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
|June 13, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
|April 08, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
After You’ve Gone
Agua De Beber
Alice in Wonderland
All of you
All Through The Night
Along came betty
April in paris
Ask me now
Autumn in new York
Blue and sentimental
Blue In Green
Blues For Alice
Bohemia After Dark
Bouncing With Bud
Buster Rides Again
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Central Park West
C’est Si Bon
Chega de Saudade
A Child Is Born
Close Your Eyes
Dance Of The Infadels
Darn That Dream
Dancing in the Dark
Days of Wine and Roses
Dedicated to You
‘Deed I do
Dexter Rides Again
Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East of the Sun
Easy To Love
Fee Fi Fo Fum
52nd Street Theme
Fly Me To The Moon
Foggy Day, A
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Get Out of Town
Girl From Ipanema, The
God Bless The Child
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here’s That Rainy Day
House Of Jade
How Deep Is The Ocean
How High The Moon
How My Heart Sings
I Believe in You
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Concentrate On You
I Cover The Waterfront
I Didn’t Know About You
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I Loves You Porgy
I Mean You
I Remember Clifford
I Thought About You
I Was Doing Alright
If I should Lose You
If You Never Come To Me
I’ll Remember April
I’ll Take Romance
In A Sentimental Mood
In Walked Bud
In Your Own Sweet Way
It Ain’t Necessarily So
It Could Happen To You
It Had To Be You
It’s You Or No One
It Might As Well Be Spring
Just One Of Those Things
Lady Be Good, Oh
Lady Sings The Blues
Let’s Call This
Let’s Cool One
Little Willie Leaps
Love For Sale
Lover Come Back To Me
Lullaby of the Leaves
Man I Love, The
The Masquerade is Over
Memories of You
Moonlight In Vermont
Moose The Mooche
My Favorite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My Melancholy Baby
My Shining Hour
The Nearness Of You
Never Will I Marry
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night And Day
Night Has A Thousand Eyes, The
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
No Moon at All
Nostalgia In Times Square
Old Country, The
Old Devil Moon
On A Clear Day
On A Misty Night
On A Slow Boat To China
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Once I Loved
One By One
One Finger Snap
Out Of Nowhere
Peggy’s Blue Skylight
Pennies From Heaven
Pent Up House
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Prelude to a Kiss
Pussy Cat Dues
Reincarnation of a Lovebird
Relaxin At The Camarillo
Ruby My Dear
Scene Is Clean, The
Scrapple From The Apple
Serenade To A Soul Sister
Seven Steps to Heaven
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Somebody Loves Me
Someone To Watch Over Me
Speak No Evil
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Star Crossed Lovers
Stella By Starlight
Sweet And Lovely
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tea For Two
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
That Old Feeling
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can’t Take That Away…
This I Dig of You
Tin Tin Deo
Turn Out The Stars
Un Poco Loco
Waltz For Debbie
The Way You Look Tonight
West Coast Blues
What Am I Here For
When Sunny Gets Blue
When Will The Blues Leave
When Your Lover Has Gone
Willow Weep For Me
Will You Still Be Mine
You And The Night and the Music
You Do Something To Me
You Go To My Head
You Know I Care
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Influences & Inspiration
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We can bring all the necessary instruments, but if you have a piano on site that is a big plus.
For small and medium sized events our sound equipment is sufficient.
For large venues, if you want our sound amplified please provide a suitable PA and a sound technician.
All we require is an electrical outlet, space to set up, shelter from the rain or direct sunlight, and usually a place to put our instrument cases.