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|Birth name||Peter Paul George Jacobsen|
|Also known as||Peter Jacobsen|
16 May 1950|
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Died||29 April 2002
London, England, United Kingdom
Jacobsen made his name accompanying Scottish tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins, appearing on recordings such as Jubilation (1978), Dreams Are Free (1979), and Birds of Brazil (1989). He variously worked with Tim Whitehead, Carmina, Barbara Thompson, Bobby Wellins, Don Weller, Dick Morrissey, Jim Mullen and Chris Biscoe.
Early life and education
Jacobsens first professional gigs were with saxophonist Barbara Thompson and Isotope's Gary Boyle, before joining the jazz-fusion band Morrissey–Mullen and also playing in percussionist Chris Fletcher's band.
Other notable saxophonists he worked with include Don Weller, Chris Biscoe, Alan Skidmore, Peter King and Tim Whitehead, as well as accompanying visiting artists such as bassist Eberhard Weber and American trombonist Jimmy Knepper.
He also toured and recorded with the Celtic-jazz band Carmina.
Jacobsen died, age 51, in London.
- 1978 – Jubilation (Bobby Wellins Quartet)
- 1979 – Dreams Are Free (Bobby Wellins Quartet)
- 1984 – Hi-Fly (Peter King with the Philippe Briand Trio)
- 1985 – This Must Be the Place (Morrissey–Mullen)
- Modern Alarms (Chris Biscoe Quartet/Quintet/Sextet)
- 1986 – Chris Biscoe Sextet (Chris Bisoe Sextet)
- 1988 – Happy Hour (Morrissey–Mullen)
- 1988 – Eleven Years From Yesterday (Phil Wachsmann, Peter Jacobsen, Ian Brighton, Marcio Mattos and Trevor Taylor)
- 1989 – Birds of Brazil (Bobby Wellins Quintet with the Delme String Quartet)
- 1991 – Authentic (Tim Whitehead Quartet)
- 1994 – Silence Between Waves (Tim Whitehead Quartet)
- 1994 – Ever Onward (solo)
- 2002 – On Your Marks (Pete Jacobsen, Simon Woolf and Nic France Trio live at the Peterborough Jazz Club)
- 2003 – See You Later, Forever – Phil Burdett (featured on organ and piano)