A creative force in Bay Area advertising for over thirty years. . .
Jacobi graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a Bachelor Degree in Broadcast Communications Arts. He gained notoriety while serving as General Manager and on-air personality at the legendary KPEN-FM radio station in Los Altos, California, the country's first “triple z” jazz station. Jacobi’s afternoon drive-time program was rated number one in the San Jose Metropolitan Area. Upon leaving KPEN in 1983, Jacobi helped form Cavalli/Jacobi Communications in Palo Alto. As Creative Director, he developed advertising and marketing campaigns for clients as diverse as Stanford University Football, Palo Alto Medical Clinic, and University National Bank and Trust. The campaign produced for UNB&T, in collaboration with renowned artist, Greg Brown, won special recognition as did his “Worth The Hassle” campaign for the Redevelopment Agency of San Jose. The “Supertown 85” campaign won international recognition for Palo Alto when Superbowl XIX was played at Stanford Stadium.
In the early 1990s, Jacobi left CJC and established “Jacobi Creative”, a company dedicated to supplying high quality marketing and creative. In 1991, Jacobi played a key role in establishing Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza. Nearly two decades later, he continues as Creative Director and the communications force behind the restaurant's success. Jacobi Creative continues to serve a broad spectrum of clients and is a resource and consultant for other agencies from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Monterey, Carmel and Palm Springs.
Additionally, Jacobi has extensive experience as a comedy writer and performer. He has written material for many performers including Jay Leno, Kevin Pollock, Conan O’Brien and Dennis Miller. He also served as host for Hollywood Cable’s Hollywood Premiere Channel for two years. This was followed by a stint as cohost of the number one rated “Ultimate Morning Show” on KMBY in Monterey.
In 2002, Jacobi co-founded the summer concert series “Jazz On The Plazz” in Los Gatos, California. Now entering its seventh season, the event has grown and attracted national acclaim and top notch performers. He continues as the event’s Executive Producer and remains host of the highly rated all jazz standards program, “Raising The Standards”, which he originated on KRML Jazz Radio, Carmel in 1993.
Known for his colorful commentary and coverage of golf tournaments including two United States Opens, The 1992 Masters and more than a 20 years of broadcast coverage of the AT& T National Pro Am.
Honors include the prestigious Gertrude Murphy award for advertising excellence, a special award from the USGA for his video on Public Golf. Recently selected as the 2007 “Sports Media Personality of The Year” by the Northern California Professional Golf Association, Jacobi lives on his ranch in Monterey County with his wife and two children.