• Toured with jazz masters: Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Jimmy McGriff, Sam Jones/Tom Harrell band, Eddie Palmieri and many other excellent musicians.
• Produced the nationally released CD, TIME CHANGE, on M/Art Music, featuring:
Dave Kikoski, Rufus Reid, Bill Stewart, Scott Kreitzer(assoc prod), Romero Lubambo, Chuck Loeb, Troy Millard;
and my original compositions: Time Change, Ahmed, Grace, Contempo.
Radio airplay charted #22 on the Gavin Report. Distributed by CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon
• Produced the recording JACOBS' LADDER, released on the internet, featuring:
John DiMartino, Harvie S, Yoron Israel, Adam Kolker, Chris Washburne, Renato Thoms,
Randy Klein (assoc prod);
and my original compositions: For Real, Journey thru Night, Dream Voyage, & Kensha.
Also available at my website on "myspace.com/freddiejacobsband"
• “a deft and versatile trumpeter … with verve and a smooth, fluent originality”
Robert Spencer, All About Jazz
• “Jacobs displays a solid, straight up sound and compositional skills … he illustrates the idea that the trumpet’s magic power is not limited to those who have gained sufficient recognition to make the covers of magazines”
Norman Provizer, JAZZIZ
• “Jacobs concentrates on melody, symmetry and beauty of tone rather than macho displays of speed, volume and pitch”
Krin Gabbard, Cadence
• “gets around the horn with style and distinct creativity”
Mark Goodale, Jazz Trumpet Journal