Heartbreaking one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, Claudia Jacobs is a rare combination of soulful singer, heartfelt poet and spirited entertainer; few performers can own a stage as completely as Claudia. Part Folk Singer, part Bluesy Mama; she writes and sings songs about the human experience, simply and honestly; addressing joy, pain, injustice, loneliness and a whole lot of hope, with sass and humor. She provides audiences with a taste of the concerns and wonder of the journey that is life.
Born in that creative Long Island hub known as Northport, NY, she is one of those difficult-to-categorize artists; drawing inspiration from multiple styles including blues, folk/ Americana, rock, gospel, rock and Jazz. Born in a trunk, as they say, she was on the stage throughout her childhood starting at the age of four; received her first guitar and wrote her first song when she was eleven and continued on the stage throughout her grade school years. While at college, she began to take her gifts more seriously and play and write in earnest. Her songwriting skills and vocal delivery matured at an amazing rate and she soon found herself playing all of the major venues on campus and soon after graduation, in New York City. She honed her performance and writing skills in Greenwich Village and made The Speakeasy on MacDougal Street her musical home for a time, embracing the rich folk music tradition she was raised in while adding her unique mixture of genres to create a sound all her own.
Awarded the title "Long Island's Favorite Soul Singer" by the Long Island Press, "A Hard-Core Angel" by a fan and "One of the New York areas finest female singer-songwriters..." by WFUV's John Platt; she has shared the stage with many folk favorites and is winning new fans everyday from Maine to Minnesota.