Jackob began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His early musical influences include classic rock guitar heroes such as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page as well as more modern musicians. While in high school his musical focus was directed towards different punk rock and heavy metal bands while at the same time studying with different teachers who showed him the importance of reading music and understanding theory.
Jackob now spends most of his time familiarizing himself with the jazz tradition while playing and gigging with a band that plays a variety of styles ranging from swing to jazz fusion to hip-hop. He is also playing dinner music / jazz gigs with a variety of musicians that are studying in different post-secondary music programs in Ontario.