Edward Jacobs began playing violin at age 8, but abandoned that at age 11—upon hearing a friend’s jazz quartet—in favor of the saxophone. His influences include many fabulous teachers, colleagues and students, as well as lots of artists in a broad range of visual, literary, and aural media. Jacobs teaches at East Carolina University, where his activities have also included the founding and direction of the Annual NewMusic@ECU Festival, begun in March, 2000.
LISTEN: Time As A Fly for string quintet
Ara Gregorian and Elina Vahala, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang and Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello