Chicago born and based, Steve Jacobs (aka Stevie Swing) is a popular and versatile entertainer of timeless 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/Rat Pack and Retro Pop/Rock Faves 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 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. Also popular is the Stevie Swing Show - a fresh and fun musical cocktail of the Rat Pack, Elvis, Neil Diamond & 50's-80's Faves!
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.
About The Band...
Stevie Swing (aka Steve Jacobs) is most known for his acclaimed Tribute to Frank Sinatra (and Dean Martin) with a band of some of Chicago's finest (a few of whom played with Frank Sinatra Sr. & Jr.!) We are not a "jobbing" band that just met the night of the gig, but actually a real band that rehearses as a group. We love the music of those Rat Pack guys and deliver a "Vegas Level" show true in sound, style & vibe to Sinatra in Concert. We play for festival crowds, clubs, weddings, galas, exclusive private events & backyard parties. We also love playing Jazz, Big Band, 50's-80's Pop/Rock Faves & Motown.
In Band, Trio, Duo & One Man Formats, our goal is to fit the right music for the occasion. We're comfortable providing Rat Pack-Cool Background Ambience to being part of your party and getting your friends dancing, singing and having fun! We want your night hassle-free and your guests talking about the great music the next day. Together we'll stir up the perfect mix for your event! Make it a memorable night. Watch your drink! Hi-Yo!!
Stevie Swing Band / Trio / Duo / Solo
Concert / Gala / Wedding / Corporate / Club / Party / Senior Living
The fun Stevie Swing Show (of Rat Pack, Elvis, Neil Diamond & 50's-80's Faves!) Elegant Chicago Corporate Musical Entertainment. Unforgettable Chicago Rat Pack Style Wedding Entertainment. Engaging Chicago Senior Living Entertainment. (Not a look-a-like Frank Sinatra Impersonator) Call us at 224 244-3209 today for your event!