Jacobson was born in London, England, on 1 January 1896, into a Jewish family. He studied piano at the Modern School of Music, then composition at the Royal College of Music under respected composers Charles Villiers Stanford and Gustav Holst until 1923 at which point he produced his first piece.
He was director and later chairman of the music publishing firm J. Curwen & Sons.
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