Tel Aviv born and Berlin based, Ori Jacobson is a graduate of Berklee College of Music for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Global Jazz Institute lead by Danilo Perez, awarded a full tuition scholarship for both degrees for outstanding jazz and saxophone performance. During his time in Berklee he studied closely with some of the most dominant saxophone voices of today's jazz scene: Joe Lovano, George Garzone and David Liebman.
The saxophone player has played alongside Esperanza Spalding (Four Grammy Awards winner), Terri Lyne Carrington (Two Grammy Awards winner), Susana Baca (Latin Grammy winner) and performed on world renown stages such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Beacon Theater and Agganis Arena to name a few.
Ori Jacobson Quartet - Fading Bridges
About his debut album "Fading Bridges", Ori Jacobson stated – “The concept of the album is based on my life story – to bridge the worlds of Jazz, Arabic and Jewish music while finding an authentic voice as a composer and saxophonist in the current jazz scene. This music has been recorded as part of a Master’s thesis research for Berklee Global Jazz Institute, inspired by my mentors – Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dave Liebman and Simon Shaheen.“