Sascha Jacobsen

Bassist Sascha Jacobsen was born into a musical family, going as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, who played bass for the Moscow Opera. His mentors have been Michael and James Finley, John Brecher, Nico Abondolo, and Dennis Trembly, as well as Wolfgang Guttler and Shinji Eshima. He completed a Master's degree at the University of Southern California and has served on the faculty at Humboldt State University, Laney College, Golden Gate Bass Camp, and the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival.

Jacobsen has performed with Rita Moreno, Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa, Eddie Duran, Dave MacNab, Tim Weed, Tango masters Raul Jaurena, Pepe Motta, and Maria Volonte, Flamenco greats Chuscales, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Juanito Pascual, as well as Grammy winning artists Mads Tolling and Tupac Mantilla, and many others.

Jacobsen has also 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, as well as on the world premier production of Rita Moreno's Life Without Makeup, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, and Hugh Jackman In Performance, recorded the new cast album of A Chorus Line, and has toured the world with the Argentine Tango group, Trio Garufa.

He is the founder of the Musical Art Quintet which performs his original works. Jacobsen's SFSFF debut was in 2014 with the Donald Sosin Ensemble, accompanying Under the Lantern.

Sascha Jacobsen will accompany A Strong Man (Saturday, June 3, at 12:00 noon) and The Three Musketeers (Sunday, June 4, at 8:15 pm