Sascha Jacobsen was born into a musical family, going as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, who was a bassist for the Moscow Opera. Sascha has been playing the bass since age 16. His mentors have been Michael and James Finley, John Brecher, Nico Abondolo, and Dennis Trembly, as well as Wolfgang Guttler and Shinji Eshima. He now performs on the electric bass, fretless electric, string bass, baby bass, and cello.
He completed a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California, and then went on to teach at Humboldt State University. He has served on the faculty at Laney College and the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival.
Sascha performed as principal bass with the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the American Musical Theatre in San Jose, and as a section member of the Monterey Symphony and the Sarasota Opera.
Sascha has performed on the world premier production of Martin Short?s Fame Becomes Me, Recorded on the new cast album of A Chorus Line, and has toured the world with the Argentine Tango group: Trio Garufa.
He is a founding member of Classical Revolution, and the Musical Art Quintet which performs his original works.
His Jazz group, the Sascha Jacobsen Quintet, released its premier CD Outer Sunset, in 2002, which Double Bassist magazine declared, “shines a light on Jazz that it hasn’t basked in for years.”