Jacob SlocumChicago, IL
Jacob Slocum is an artist who approaches his medium of music through the lens of Jazz. Although firmly rooted in an ethos of Soulfulness (the Blues, the music of the Black Church, and the tradition of Jazz), Jacob lives by Charlie Parker’s words that “there’s no boundary line to art.” Jacob is an artist easily at home in a variety of settings and genres both secular and sacred and both instrumental and choral. Chicago’s incredible tapestry of music provides fertile ground for Jacob to thrive.
Of Church and Lust
One of my original compositions from my debut album HEART. This song features my band The Deacon Board: Marquis Hill on Trumpet, Chris Johnson on Trombone, Justin Dillard on Hammond Organ, Larry Brown Jr. on Guitar, and Samuel Jewell on Drums.
The Prophet of 79th Street
One of my original compositions from my debut album HEART. This song features my band Rose Window: Marquis Hill on Trumpet, Justin ‘Justefan’ Thomas on Vibraphone, Collin Clauson on Piano, Joshua Ramos on Bass, and Xavier Breaker on Drums. It is dedicated to and features recorded samples of Father Michael Pfleger who has been tirelessly fighting for justice on the south side of Chicago for over 40 years.