Thomas Patrick (Pat) Jacobsen
P.O. Box 791, Weimar, CA 95736-0791



Pat Jacobsen has been a San Francisco Bay Area based musician since 1968, and moved to Placer County in 1994. Aside from the musical history presented in this resume, Pat also offers a FREE musician's contact service <click here> for local Nokrthern California musicians seeking names of venues, studios, and other musicians. This is a free service, but please only use it during normal, weekday business hours. Thanks!

TALENTS: Lead & harmony vocalist, Fretted/Fretless 4,5 & 6+ string bassist, all styles. -- ( Guitar, keyboard, songwriter, producer, management, agent, stage manager, studio sessions, music consultant, lessons.) Founder Patco Records, PatJacobsongs Publishing. Member BMI.

Facebook: Music History Photo Album


May 2012 - Repeat performance: "A Thousand Kisses Deep" The Music of Leonard Cohen, 24th Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA

November 2011 - Repeat Command Performances of our Leonard Cohen review to sold out, standing room only shows at the Nevada Theater.

March 2011 - Music Director, bass & vocals for three night presentation: "A Thousand Kisses Deep -- The Songs of Leonard Cohen" produced by Paul Emery for the Center For The Arts, Grass Valley featuring eighteen guest artists and core musicians

December 2008 to present: Solo 2-CD project (to be announced soon) After several years off-stage, I decided to do a double CD of previously-enjoyed material to close my musical past, which is (so far) a 40 song compilation of classic love songs, humor, base solo work and more. I am playing basses, guitars, some keyboards, percussion and up to eleven and twelve layer vocals on all these tunes. It covers, latin, funk, rock, pop, standards, progressive and a capella. Next, I will focus on only original music. Stay tuned...

January 30 2010 - "Kaleidoscope: Featuring Ivan Najera & Friends" The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA.

November 23, 2009 Miner's Foundry: "Benefit for Tony Unger "

2006 - Co producer, project manager, bassist, vocals and vocal arrangements, keyboards and percussion "Endangered Species" reggae CD with Keith Jah B. Co-produced with Tom Menig at Sundial Studio, Nevada City. <click for more>

The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA: Special performances: <Center for the Arts>

2004 & 2005 - Music Director, lead vocalist, bassist, producer "Thousands of Fingers: A tribute to Steely Dan" (Sold out show Oct. 2004, Second command performance January 2005)"

2005 - Music Director, co-producer 'Women of Heart & Mind: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell." (Objects in the Mirror, with Saul Rayo and 10 talented feamle vocalists. Three nights.

2003 - 2004 Co-Founder, Entertainment Coordinator for Auburn JazzFest < >

2001 - Oct. 2005: "Objects in the Mirror" -- 5 -6 pieces rock, smooth-jazz, funk, progressive fusion, original music, "electric-jazz and vocals, recording and concert act. Executive Producer: "Drive" Original CD project (Released May 04), Also manager and agent for the group. Recorded at Flying Whale Recording one of the best studios in these foothills!

1998 - 2002: "Saul Rayo Band" -- "Original Rhythm and Groove" (Nevada County, No.CA events & concert series). CD of the same name released 2000. World-beat, rock & reggae. <rayo.html>

1998 - 2002: "Ivan Najera and Friends" ("Metanoia") latin jazz duo and band, Ivan Najera & Tony Unger Quintet, Latin jazz quintet.

1997-98 Original CD Project: Hasbeenwannabees, "Pentathic Merameters", Featuring Pat Jacobsen & Bill Bentley, Published by Patco Records, Producer, all vocals and basses, guitar, liner design & digital publishing, marketing & administration. "HASBEENWANNABEES" 1998 Release of new CD "Pentathic Merameters" By Hasbeenwannabees <click here>, featuring Pat Jacobsen and Bill Bentley. Produced through Patco Records.

1997-Present: Co-founder & Manager,, company which put independent musicians and audio artists on Internet & World Wide Web, CD sales, online streaming music samples. ( 908 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. 95603.

1993 - 1995 "Match Heads" 5 pieces rock, jazz, funk, progressive fusion, original music

1989 - 1994 "David Ladd & The K.E.Z.R All Stars" Seven piece rock, latin, fusion, multi-genre performing band. (Representing K.E.Z.R Radio 106.5 FM, San Jose)

1989 - 1991 "Bahama Bob and the Cabana Boys" Four piece jazz, rock, soul top 100 pop

1989 - 1994 "David Dumont's Li'l Big Band " Flexible formations: two, three, four to seven pc. performing band -- clubs, casuals, outdoor events.

1988 - 1989 "47th STREET" Seven piece jazz, soul band, R&B, funk.

1988 - 1989 "Count Floyd" Five piece R & B, Jazz, R'n'R. (Part of Pacific Brass & Electric.)

1986 - 1987 "Thunderbolt" Four piece performing/studio.& "The Hubcaps" Four piece 50s and 60s review.

1986 - 1987 "The Mojo Hanna Soul Review - Featuring Ray Hanna" Ten piece recording and performing R&B review.

1985 - 1986 "The Rugburns" Acoustic music duo, all styles.

1984 - 1985 "The Frozen Bassets" Four piece, rock & humor.

1983 - 1984 "The Duo" Techno/Tape-Duo. Originals and Top 100

1981 - 1984 "Pacific Brass and Electric" - Nine piece, R & B Funk, Fusion, Jazz horn band (A.K.A: "P.B.&E.")

1980 - 1982 "The Buzztones" Four piece 70s/80s Rock and Pop.(And, part-time with the Ken Cooper Band)

1980 - 1981 "The Marbles" Four piece Rock, Top 40 & originals.

1978 - 1980 "The Susanna Leigh Band" Five piece Rock & Top 40.

1976 - 1977 "The Holly Penfield Band" (Based in Hollywood) Five piece performing/recording original music.

1969 - 1976 Misc. acoustic & electric garage-bands, guitar-vocal trio, doo-wop a capella vocal groups, A capella Choir, Mixed Chorus, Men's Ensemble, Honor Choir, District Honor Madrigal Choir, Men's Chorus, Chamber Choir, "Oklahoma" (part of Will Parker), "Annie Get Your Gun."

K.E.Z.R. 105.6 Radio, San Jose, CA. / PAUL MASSON "Mountain Winery" Concert Series. Opening for: Pat Metheny, Kenny G., The Temptations, The O'Jays, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Hiroshima, Chuck Mangione, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer; Pete Escovito (Santa Clara county fair), (1983-84) San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose Arts & Wine Festival(s), Sunnyvale Arts & Wine Festival, Los Gatos Street Fair, Plaza-Park Open-Aire Summer Concert Series, 1993 Tortoise & Hare 10K Run, Tapestry and Talent, etc. Numerous Fairmont Hotel Grand Ballroom gigs S.F. & San Jose sites, Capital Club.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND OPENERS: Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Street-corner Symphony, Wilson Picket, Stroke-land Horn Section (Tower of Power), The Undisputed Truth, Frank Biner & The East Bay Hotline (Soul Patrol), Tongue and Chic, Darius Russo Jazz Band, Joel Nelson Big Band, Restless Heart, George Lucas' STAR WARS-Jedi Christmas Gala (1983) Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, 1982 Lousy Songs Festival, Co-director music at 42nd & 43rd annual Walnut Festivals, Walnut Creek, CA.

SHOWCASES AND CLUBS: (Northern California) (1994-2006) Roseville Center for the Arts, Laitiudes (Auburn), A.R.T.S. (Auburn), Auburn Annual Black and White Ball w/ Eric Chun's Auburn All-stars, Resort at Squaw Creek (Squaw Valley), Kirby's Creekside (Nevada City), North Columbia Schoolhouse Amphitheater, KVMR Night Live(s), The Herb Shop, Joshua Stillwater Coopers', Clock-Tower Series, McGee's Annex, Friar Tuck's, Holbrooke Hotel, The Pub, Chico World Music Festival(s), Humpty's Cafe (Tahoe Coty), Main Street Cafe (Grass Valley), Peterson's Corner, Crawford's Sierra Nevada Brewery, The Miner's Foundry (many times!), Motherlode Reunion 2003, Crepe Vine Mombo Hernandez Jazz Series (Lodi), St. Joseph's Cultural Center, South Pine Cafe, Sacramento Zoo Series, No. California Center for the Arts (w/ Deadbeats) and Objects in the Mirror (Grass Valley), Dos Banditos, Five Mile House, Nevada Theater (Nevada City)(many), Grass Valley Farmer's Markets and Street Fairs (many), Nevada City "Hot Summer Nights" series(s)", Sacramento Heritage Festival... etc... (parties, weddings and other social/regional/cultural events). And, with local artists including: Ken Hegstrom, Tom MacDonald, Auburn Drum Line, Gary Epps'- "No Regrets,"Ivan Najera and Tony Unger Quintet, American River College Music Department concerts, Black and White Ball(s), Blue Goose, Mandarin Festival, Maddog's Pub, Cooper's, Stonehouse Brewery, Miner's Foundry (Raise the Roof)(New Years) live shows), Bob Grabeau Band, Deadbeats, and Real George. Also live interviews and Night-Live on KVMR, and other "local" stations with Rayo, Paul Kamm, and Hasbeenwannabees.

With Objects in the Mirror: Crocker Art Museum, Crocker Park, California International Marathon, Auburn Amphitheater, Nevada County Fair, Broad Street Books, Channel 18 Original Friday Night Live (twice), Constable Jack's, Empire Mine Jazz Festival, Iron Mountain Winery, KVMR live broadcasts, Kentucky Mine Music Series, Lucchesi Winery, Main Street Cafe, Marie Sluchak Park (Tahoe), Pistol Pete's, Powerhouse Pub (Folsom), Radisson Sacramento Grand ballroom, Sacramento Magazine's Best of Sacramento at Sacramento Convention Center, (with Hip Service), The Center for the Arts (many times), The Village Jazz Series at Squaw Valley, Truckee amphitheater.... etc

(San Francisco Bay Area 1968-1994) Berkeley Community Theater, The Orphanage, Boarding House, The Stone, Keystone, The Palms, Pat O'Shea's, San Francisco Civic Auditorium, Wolfgang's, Kanzaki Lounge, Fort Mason, San Francisco Yacht Club, Bimbo's 365 Club, Nashville West, New Orleans House, The Omni, The Oasis, La Beau's, Abernathy's, Jack's At Jack London Square, Puch's, Time Out Sports Bar, Victoria Station, Danville Hotel, Dan McGrews, Big Ben's, Garcia's, Ferry St. Station, Tarr and Feathers, T.R's, Fatt's, Frank's Cove, Disco-Bay C.C. Lounge, Branding Iron, Arturo's, Bottom Line, Charlie Gringos, Carlos Murphy's, Walnut Creek, Civic Arts Theater, Hobie's Road-house, The Keystone, Roundup, O'Kearney's -- everywhere! All the country clubs, resorts, military bases, colleges, and large hotels for countless casuals (hundreds!) for 27 years. Special performance Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 70 voice choir as guest bassist.

(South Bay 1989-1993) Hotel De Anza (18 months house Jazz band), Cafe Jazz, Club Jazz, Dimensions, Lord John's, Bentley's, Villa Montalvo, Fairmont Hotel, Menlo Park Circus Club, Decathlon Club, S.J. Athletic Club, Plumed Horse, San Jose Civic Auditorium, Children's Discovery Museum, Capital Club, St. Claire Hilton, Cabaret Club, Ulipia, Lou's Village, San Jose Opera Fund Raisers (several), Gordon Biersch Brewery, Apple Computers, The Garden City, Circus Club, etc....

(Los Angeles, Hollywood) showcases at The Roxy, The Starwood, The Troubadour, The Golden Bear (Huntington Beach), Blue Jay Cafe, Whiskey a-go-go.

AGENCIES: The Entertainment Connection (T.E.C.), Bob Falstein Productions, Carla Winter Agency, Finesse Music - Linda Wiggins, Nancy Carlin Productions, California Talent Associates (Bob Manthy), Joel Nelson Agency, Hank Donig's Windfall Productions, Shannon Greene Agency, Glenn Richardson, Valerie Lowe & Bojingles, etc. Also acted as manager/agent for my own (and others) bands for many years, all booking and managerial duties. All management for Objects in the Mirror 2001-2005.

RECORDING : Flying Whale Studio (Grass Valley) with Saul Rayo Project, Objects in the Mirror, Stewart Rawlings.

Bear West Studios (S.F.) The David Owen Project

Bolt Studios (Orinda) Thunderbolt, David Lloyd, Grant Ewald Project

Clover Studios (L.A.) Holly Penfield

Cogswell Polytechnical College Studios (Cupertino) Live Digital sessions

Duncan Street Studio (S.F.) Ray Hanna Soul Review

Flying Whale Recording, (Grass Valley) Saul Rayo, Ivan Najera, Objects in the Mirror, Stewart Rawlings, Elena Powell...

Green Poole Studios (S.F.) Hasbeenwannabees, Holly Penfield, etc.

Isolation Recording (S.F.) P.B.&E.

Kit Walker's New World Music Works (Fairfax)

Location Recording Service -- Eight choir records, school recordings

Los Medanos College (Rec. Arts Dept) 16 digital with Jack Eskridge Project

R.O. Studios (Lafayette) Ray Gomez, Dean Everett, Kathy Irvine

Sakamoto Hill (Alamo) 47th Street, Scott McDaniel Recording Studio

San Francisco. State University Perf. Arts Dept. - P.B.&E.

Second Street Studio (S.F.) Ray Hanna

Sequoia Recorders (S.F.) Dennis Muzzy

Stratosphere Studios (W.C.) Kirk Casey

Thunder Purr Studios (Oakland) Bill Bentley Project

Topanga Canyon Sound (L.A.) Steppenwolf

Union Street Studios (S.F.) Dennis Muzzy

Wally Heider Studios (S.F.) Holly Penfield (with Freddie Katero)

Xandor Recording (Orinda) David Carter, Bill Bentley, and Jeff Tamalier projects

WINERIES (EVENTS & PRIVATE): Charles Krug & V. Sattui Winery (St. Helena), Congress Springs (Saratoga), Domain Chandon (Yountville), Paul Masson Mountain Winery (Saratoga), Robert Mondavi (Oakville) Great Chefs of the World series, Iron Mountain Winery (Penn Valley), Lucchesi Vineyards (Grass Valley).

CD recordings:

"Pentathic Merameters", Pat Jacobsen's Hasbeenwannabees, 1998 (Producer)

"Woman in a Kaje" Karen Gagnier, (Rare Form Records), 1997

"Rhythm and Groove" Saul Rayo, Horseydog Records, 1999 (Assistant Producer)

"On Top of the Rain" Ivan Najera, (Agualimpia Music). 2002

"Talking to the Dead" Saul Rayo and Cocina del Mundo, (Horseydog Music), 2003 (

"Drive" Objects in the mirror, Patco Records 2004 (Co-producer, Executive producer)

"Auburn U.S.A." - Stuart Rawlings and the Auburnaires 2004 (bass and production assistance)

"Endangered Species" Keith Jah B (Stewart), (Co-producer, project manager, reggea CD)

"Mindwroker II: Welcome to Nevada City, God's Country" Paul August, 2008 Mindworker Productions

"Lull" Elena Powell, , Mugwort Manor Records, 2008 (Fretless bass)

"Hello?" Perry Mills Project 2008 (co-aouthor on several tunes)

"Christmas In Auburn", The Auburnaires 2008, (guest bassist)



" Live at the Stone with Wilson Picket" (KRON t.v.)

" Pacific Brass and Electric live at the Keystone "

" Live with David Ladd's K.E.Z.R. All-Stars"

" Saul Rayo -- Tribute to Bob Dylan"

" Original Friday Night Live " (two episodes) Live Roseville TV broadcasts


RADIO : KPFA: Live fund raising concert for station.(1974)

KWUN and KINQ: Commercial music beds for sponsors

KNBR: Leukemia Cure-a-thon Benefit with the Mojo Hanna Soul Review Vocal Quintet.

KEZR: Commercial beds, w/ David Ladd's All-Stars

KVMR: Several live broadcasts w/ Saul Rayo, and for Hasbeenwannabees and Objects in the Mirror


RETAIL MUSIC: Mau's Music Explosion (Concord) Sales, repair, bass tech, collections,

delivery, bass teacher, etc.

Mr. Y's Music (Danville) same duties.

Musicland (Concord) Record store assistant manager

Stevens Piano (Concord) piano mover, salesman. (7/02)


MAJOR INFLUENCES: (VOCALS) Bobby Caldwell, Al Jarreau, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Donald Fagen, Gino Vannelli, George Benson, Jon Hendrix, Lambert Hendrix & Ross, Robben Ford, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, dozens of top 40 singers over the last 30 years.

(BASS) Paul McCartney, Francis "Rocco" Prestia, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Larry Kline, Abe Laborial, Nathan East, John Pattitucci, Michael Manring,, Joe Vannelli (keys).

(FAVORITE GROUPS) (Those listed above, plus...) Steely Dan, Crusaders, Rippingtons w/ Russ Freeman, Paul Simon, Brian McKnight, Larry Carlton, Martin Mull, Beatles, Sons of Champlin, Tower of Power, Weather Report, Yellowjackets, Toto, Eagles, Pat Methany, Stevie Wonder, Zappacosta, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritnour, Sting. And, many others.

Updated: 5/12
For further information please email Pat.