Sid Jacobs was born and raised in Miami, Florida. When his family moved to Nevada he obtained a position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This made him, at eighteen, the youngest faculty member in the school's music department.
After moving to Los Angeles he developed the curriculum for the Advanced Bebop and Jazz Guitar course at the Dick Grove School and the Jazz Guitar elective at the Musicians Institute (GIT) where he continues to teach.
Some of the jazz artists Sid has performedwith include Eddie Harris, Harold Land, Buddy Montgomery, and Joe Diorio.
As an educator, Sid has made contributions to Guitar Player Magazine, and his Complete Book of Jazz Guitar Lines and Phrases (book and CD/Melbay Publications) is considered to be "a thorough exploration of the modern jazz vocabulary".
Jazz Guitar Improvisation based on his corse for GIT (Musicians Institute) is available from Hal Leonard Publications in book/CD format.
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