Chicago born and based, Steve Jacobs (aka Stevie Swing) is a popular and versatile entertainer of the timeless jazz standards, adult pop and retro pop-rock-country, as well as an in-demand Frank Sinatra-Rat Pack Tribute Singer. Steve with his own band have been bringing authentic Sinatra, Jazz & Swing to audiences across Chicago and the Midwest in Concerts, Night Clubs, Fests, Performance Arts Theatres, The Chicago Cultural Center, John Hancock's 95th, Fortune 500 Events, for Civic Orchestras, Weddings and Backyard Barbeques too.
It is his acclaimed Chicago Frank Sinatra-Rat Pack Tribute for which he has become most known, in which the sultry 'n swingin' sounds of Frank (and Dino!) are paid homage, creating a musical experience true to Sinatra in Concert (Swingin' '50's to '80's). More recreation of the sound and vibe of a Sinatra Concert, than attempted impersonation, with a rich baritone voice and presence, Steve sings in a style closely reminiscent of Frank & Dean, yet still his own. Also popular is the repertory-expanded Stevie Swing Show - a fresh and fun musical cocktail of the Rat Pack & Retro Pop, Rock & Country faves we love (with Steve's original music too!)
Steve's musical forays have also included being a mainstay performer for Chicago city and society events with the acclaimed Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra (at such venues as The Palmer House, The Drake, Midwest Festivals and the famed Copernicus Center) as well as performing his original music in Chicago's beloved "beach band" Od Tapo Imi, including opening for Jimmy Buffett!
Steve began his musical journey at 12 years old in Park Ridge, IL., learning guitar and Jim Croce songs, singing in the Mary Seat Of Wisdom Guitar Worship Group then onto Maine South High School V-Shows, Open Mics and Coffee House duos & bands (remember the Ground Rounds?) Later with concentrations in Broadcast Communications and Music-Voice, he made it out of DeKalb (remember McCabes?) with his Bachelors from Northern Illinois University.
Steve's first gig was his 6th grade Variety Show, where he sang and played Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. "I'm still trying to sound like BJ Thomas on that one. When I was a kid I got a guitar, bought Beatles Records, watched Elvis movies and listened to my Dad play Sinatra on his old 78's. I guess I was taking it all in!" He is still taking it all in and sharing it back, his way. Steve works in a variety of formats from Solo, Duo, Jazz Trio, Pop-Swing Quartet to Big Band, and is grateful to be performing his favorite styles of music with some of Chicago’s finest musicians.
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