Jeff Jacobs


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Founder, Recording Engineer, Musician
Company Name
Big Dog Bites Studio

Jeff Jacobs grew up in Chicago and remembers going to Gand Music to buy his first very own instrument, although his parents had an upright piano in their home. Jeff’s purchase was the ever-popular Fender Rhodes of the late 1960s. His playing career found him in the studio with Billy Joel with whom he toured for several years. While with Billy they recorded such hits as “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “River of Dreams” before Jeff joined Foreigner in 1991. Nine years later he established his own studio with a focus on jingles (ads for Gatorade and Go US Army, among others) using a Pro Tools setup. Moving to Dallas, Jeff created Big Dog Bites Studio and continues to engineer and produce records, which he finds very rewarding.