Steve Jacobs (aka Stevie Swing) is a popular Crooner of Jazz Standards, one of Chicago's most in-demand Frank Sinatra-Rat Pack Tribute Entertainers and a versatile Retro Pop/Rock Singer. With The Summer Wind Band, Trio, Duo & Solo Shows, he's been bringing audiences to their feet and dance floors across Chicago and The Midwest with his refreshing brand of classic sounds! (You'll love his Elvis & Neil Diamond too!)
Steve began his musical journey at 12 years old in Park Ridge, IL. His 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." Steve's passion for music, performing and song writing has included being a mainstay performer with top Chicago Big Bands including the acclaimed Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra (The Palmer House, The Drake, Midwest Festivals and famed Copernicus Center) and playing his original music in Chicago's beloved "beach band" Od Tapo Imi (opening for Jimmy Buffett!)
It is his acclaimed Chicago Frank Sinatra Tribute for which he is most known, in which the sultry 'n swingin' sounds of Frank (and Dean Martin!) 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. Steve works solo or in a variety of formats offering Classic Swing, Rat Pack & Jazz to Pop/Rock "Faves & Forgottens" (with plenty Elvis & Neil Diamond & too) for Shows, Cocktails, Gala, Party & Rat Pack Themed Wedding Entertainment.
STEVIE SWING & THE SUMMER WIND
Steve is grateful to be performing his favorite styles of music with some of Chicago’s finest musicians (a few of whom played with Frank Sinatra Sr. & Jr.!) These renowned players make up Chicago's Rat Pack Tribute Band THE SUMMER WIND - including Kent Wehman (keyboards), Ken Habich (bass), Neal Wehman (drums), Brian Patti (reeds) and other great musicians. We love the music of those Rat Pack guys and deliver a "Vegas Level" show true in sound, style & vibe to Sinatra and Dean in Concert. We also love mixing in Lounge Faves, Vintage Pop/Rock/Soul & Jazz for Shows, Clubs, Weddings, Chicago Corporate Events and Parties!
You may have recently caught Stevie Swing & The Summer Wind at Naperville's Festa Italiana , Hoffman Estates Bridges Of Poplar Creek, The Oak Brook Summer Concert Series, Listening Room At The Dole in Crystal Lake, Navy Pier, Oak Brook Library Series, Jewel-Osco Festa Italiana, John Hancock's 95th, The Chicago Cultural Center, Taltree Arboretum, Palm Court Restaurant, Ditka's Steak House, Harey Carey's, Union League Club Of Chicago New Year's Eve Bashes, La Villa, Morreti's, Firewater Saloon, on top of the The WIT, The First Taste Of Summer, Henry's Swing Club, Gene & Georgetti's and Venuti's. Playing music of another century where the shag carpet is dry. Hi-Yo!!