Diana Jacobs


Diana Jacobs will hit you with a powerful punch of funk... and soothe you with a sweet soul groove. This 2018 AND 2020 SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music) Award winner, is a versatile vocalist, pianist, percussionist, songwriter, and producer. Diana explores her love of many genres through a variety of collaborations. Along with her husband, Mettis Jacobs (bassist/guitarist), Diana founded the Diana Jacobs Band, a high-energy funk, soul, R&B horn band comprised of stellar players from all over CNY. Their all-original album, Good Metticine, earned them the 2018 SAMMY Award for Best R&B Recording. Diana's blues collaboration brings together some of Syracuse's finest blues players to present a unique mix of blues and jazz. She released an album with this project that received the 2020 SAMMY award for Best Blues Recording. This all-original album, What She Needs, also features a performance by Grammy-winning trumpeter/flugelhornist, Randy Brecker! And Diana brings it all down to a low simmer when in more intimate settings with her duo or her jazz trio.

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"What came out of that collaboration is an album... 2020 SAMMY Award in the Best Blues category, and also a kick-ass band that has been tearin’ it up as they bring this music to the live stage!

                          - New York State Blues Fest - Syracuse, N. Y.



"Jacobs’ big voice fills the tracks and the band plays in the soulful styles that inspire them, with audible influences like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder coming through. Some songs sway with the sexy groove that soul is known for, while others burst with power."

                                           - Jess Novak Syracuse New Times


2022 - Nominated for SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) - Best R&B Recording for LOVE EACH OTHER, LOVE OUR WORLD

2020 - SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) Winner - Best Blues Recording for WHAT SHE NEEDS

2018 - SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) Winner - Best R&B Recording for GOOD METTICINE


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