Former DJ Maria Jacobs releases new CD brimming with soulful depth
(Published: May 18, 2011)
May 18, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) Written by Robert Sutton. Every DJ probably has a singer inside them, and most of the time those dreams remain unfulfilled. But for Maria Jacobs, Chasing Dreams is a lifelong goal that will always be pursued.
Hers is a voice that is brimming with soulful depth and emotional power, once limited to introducing songs or announcing traffic on the radio. Now Jacobs finds herself on the other side of the booth; it is her record on the air, her lovely, velvety smooth vocals crooning over the airwaves.
Chasing Dreams is a knockout punch of an album. The impressive range and heartfelt feelings that her voice displays on Chasing Dreams is no amateur hour, no ego trip of a DJ simply wanting to be on stage with the stars.
This lady can truly sing, plumb the deep recesses of the heart. Listen to her plaintive yearning on "Where Are You'" Jacobs evokes chills from the desperation in her vocal performance. Her singing, crestfallen and bursting with unrequited longing, captures the bittersweet aftertaste of broken romance. The title track, on the other hand, reveals her versatility. She is upbeat and playful here, quite the opposite of the song preceding it. The bouncy piano and crisp drumming of "Lullaby of Birdland" seemed to inspire Jacobs to new heights; her voice absolutely soars.
Born in Cleveland, OH, Jacobs received her music education at Ohio State University. After college, Jacobs started working at regional radio stations. When she became a research assistant at WCPN 90.3 FM in Cleveland, Jacobs discovered that music would be her life, and she wanted to absorb all of it that she could. Those influences add eclectic flavors to the sound of Chasing Dreams as well as to Jacobs' multi-dimensional vocal style.
Jacobs is still Chasing Dreams but the dynamite talent on display here guarantees that she will win this race.
More Information: http://mariajacobs.com