Scott Jacoby (producer)
Jacoby at Eusonia Studios
|Birth name||Scott Adam Jacoby|
|Born||October 31, 1971|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Scott Adam Jacoby (born October 31, 1971) is an American record producer, songwriter, composer, sound engineer, and recording artist. He is a Grammy award winner, and has worked with numerous artists in various genres including Coldplay, Cory Henry, Fabolous, Jackie Evancho, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, John Legend, José James, Kane, Laura Izibor, Maiysha, Naturally 7, Rachel Platten, Ronnie Spector, Sia, Stormzy, Vampire Weekend and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2007, he founded his own record label Eusonia Records, and is also the owner of Eusonia Studios.
A musician and songwriter since the age of 10, Jacoby grew up in Rye, New York, and earned a degree in Psychology from Skidmore College in 1993. Afterwards, he attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, but left his studies after two years to pursue a career in music.
In 2003, Jacoby signed a record deal with Irma Records to release his debut studio album, Before Now (in 2004). The album was then licensed to Columbia Music Entertainment in Japan, and the first single, "I Like You", went to number 1 on the Japanese radio charts. In 2008, Columbia released Jacoby's sophomore studio album, After, which featured guest artists and writers, Maiysha, Andrew Wyatt, Jerome Collins of Straight No Chaser, Kevin Michael, and Shelly Peiken.
Producer, writer and mix engineer
Despite relative success as a recording artist, Jacoby's primary focus throughout his career has been on writing, production and mixing. To that end, in 2000, he opened Maze Studios with Allen Towbin, which evolved to become Eusonia Studios in 2010, an "atmospherically inspiring setting" located in Manhattan's Flatiron District. In 2002, Jacoby established his own music production company, SCOJAC Music Productions, of which he is the current president and CEO. Described as an "anti-specialist", he has worked most notably as a writer, producer, engineer, mixer and musician with numerous artists across a wide range of genres.
In 2007, Jacoby founded Eusonia Records, an independent record label, originally distributed by Ryko and now by RED. The label currently has four artists on its roster: Jacoby, Maiysha, SiLyA and Zach Deputy, in addition to releasing the soundtrack for the 2013 film My Last Day Without You. In 2010, Jacoby teamed up with his partner James McKinney to run the label. In 2016, Eusonia partnered with the Anguilla Music Academy and The Grammy Museum to create the Music Revolution Project in Anguilla.
Jacoby speaks frequently at music industry events and universities, as both a guest lecturer and a featured speaker. He has held various positions at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and in 2016 was the presenter of the Technical Grammy Award. He currently resides in Greenwich Village, New York City with his wife and daughter.
- Studio albums
- Before Now (2004)
- After (2008)
- Other projects
- Evolution of Creation (as VMS Universe) (1996)
- Insert (with Allen Towbin as EJECT) (2000)
Producer, writer and mix engineer
The following is a select list of albums in which Jacoby has worked on as either producer, co-producer, composer, mixer or engineer, showing song title, year released, performing artist(s), album title and role.
|2002||"Do the Roo"||Disney Channel||Songs from the Book of Pooh||Walt Disney||Composer, producer|
|2003||"Right Way"||Maya Azucena||Maya Who?!||NuMedia NY||Producer|
|2004||Entire album||Scott Jacoby||Before Now||Irma||Primary artist, composer, producer, engineer, mixer|
|"Baby"||Fabolous||Real Talk||Desert Storm, Atlantic||Additional keyboards|
|2005||Entire album||Jess Klein||Strawberry Lover||Rykodisc||Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano|
|2006||Entire EP||Autumn||Sunshine (EP)||You||Producer|
|Entire album||Lewis Black||The Carnegie Hall Performance[a]||Comedy Central||Engineer|
|"Can Ya Feel It?"||Naturally 7||Ready II Fly||Virgin Music Germany||Additional drum programming[b]|
|"Feel It (In the Air Tonight)"||Producer, drum programming, arrangement|
|"Harder Than That"||Drum programming|
|"Never"||Composer,[c] producer, drum programming|
|"New York"||Additional drum programming|
|2007||"Mmm…"||Laura Izibor||Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
(Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
|2008||"Last Night"||Vanessa Hudgens||Identified||Hollywood||Producer, engineer,[e] drum programming, Wurlizter electric piano, electric guitar, Hammond organ|
|Entire album||Scott Jacoby||After||Eusonia, Nippon Columbia||Primary artist, composer, producer, engineer, mixer, vocals, guitar, piano, clavinet, organ, Wurlitzer piano, Minimoog, drums, congas, percussion, drum programming|
|Entire album||Kane||Everything You Want||Universal||Producer, mixer, backing vocals|
|Entire album||Maiysha||This Much Is True[f]||Eusonia||Executive producer, producer, engineer, mixer, drum programming, instrumentation|
|"Damned"||Eva Avila||Give Me the Music||Sony BMG Canada||Composer[g]|
|2009||"Perfect World"||Laura Izibor||Let the Truth Be Told||Atlantic||Producer, engineer, drum programming, additional mixing|
|"The Worst Is Over"||Producer, engineer, mixer|
|"Yes (I'll Be Your Baby)"||Producer, engineer, drum programming, additional mixing, bass, clavinet, drums, organ, Wurlitzer piano, string arrangement[h]|
|"I Don't Want You Back"||Producer, engineer, mixer, drum programming, drums, organ|
|2010||"Touch"||José James||Blackmagic||Brownswood, Beat||Mixer|
|"Save Your Love for Me"|
|"The Greater Good"|
|Entire album||Chimène||Laisse-les dire||AZ, Universal||Producer, mixer|
|Carolyn Malachi||Lions, Fires, Squares[i]||Self-released||Mixer|
|José James, Jef Neve||For All We Know[j]||Impulse!||Mixer|
|Billy White||First Things First||Porto Franco||Mixer, mastering[k]|
|2011||Entire album||SiLyA||Peel Away||Eusonia||Producer, mixer|
|Kane||Singles Only||Universal, Kane|
|"All I Seem to Do"||Rachel Platten||Be Here||Rock Ridge||Mixer|
|"You Don't Have to Go"|
|"Nothing Ever Happens"|
|Entire album||Zach Deputy||Another Day||Eusonia||Producer, mixer|
|2012||Entire album||Cory Henry||Gotcha Now Doc||Self-released||Mixer, mastering|
|"Spaceship"||Nicki Richards||Tell Me…||Not On Label||Additional vocals|
|2013||"Trouble"||José James||No Beginning No End||Blue Note||Composer[l]|
|Entire album||Vigon Bamy Jay||Les Soul Men||323||Producer, mixer|
|"Unbelievers"||Vampire Weekend||Modern Vampires of the City[m]||XL||Mixer[n]|
|Entire album||Olympe||Olympe||Fontana, Mercury||Producer, mixer|
|Nicole Beharie, various artists||My Last Day Without You:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|2014||Entire album||School Is Cool||Nature Fear||Sony Music Belgium, Wilderness||Mixer|
|Olympe||Une vie par jour||Mercury||Producer, mixer|
|"Alexandra"||Hamilton Leithauser||Black Hours||Ribbon||Mixer|
|"Pop That Truck"||Chuck Brown||Beautiful Life||Raw Venture|
|Entire album||Heffron Drive||Happy Mistakes||TOLBooth|
|2015||"Keep the Customer Satisfied"||Naturally 7||Hidden in Plain Sight, Vox Maximus Vol. 1||Hidden Beach||Producer, mixer|
|"Can't Take the Credit"|
|"Put You on to this"|
|"Need You with Me"|
|"Take It (Golden Gates)"|
|"Colors"||Vérité||Sentiment (EP)||Not On Label, Turntable Kitchen||Mixer[o]|
|Entire EP||Rachel Brown||The Band (EP)||Anavista||Producer, mixer|
|2016||"Congratulations"||Rachel Platten||Wildfire||Columbia, Sony Music||Composer[p]|
|Entire album||Cory Henry||The Revival||GroundUP, Universal||Mixer|
|Ronnie Spector||English Heart||429||Producer, mixer|
|Coldplay||A Head Full of Dreams (5.1 Surround Mix)||Parlophone, Atlantic||Mixer|
|2017||"The Week of the Disaster"||The Kin||Modern Primitive||Self-released||Composer, producer, mixer|
|"Underneath It All"|
|"Live Your Fantasy"||José James||Love in a Time of Madness||Blue Note||Composer, engineer,[q] keyboards, synthesizer|
|"Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2"||Stormzy||Gang Signs & Prayer||#Merky||Engineer|
|Entire album||White Willow||Future Hopes||The Laser's Edge||Additional engineer|
|Entire album||Lesley Kernochan||A Calm Sun||Maple Syrup Music||Producer, mixer, engineer|
|“Lu Guistacofane”||Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino||Canzoniere||Ponderosa||Composer, producer|
|2018||Entire album||Deva Mahal||Run Deep||Motéma Music||Composer, producer, mixer|
|"Blunder"||Michael Blume||cynicism & sincerity||S-Curve Records||Co-producer, engineer, keyboards|
|“Have It All” (Easy Star All-Stars Reggae Mix)||Jason Mraz||Know||Atlantic||Mixer|
|Entire album||As Is||Here's to Life||Self-released||Engineer, mixer|
|"Trade It All"||Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles||Single||Self-released||Co-producer, engineer|
|"Born to Try"||Part-Time Friends||Streets and Stories||Sony Music||Mixer|
Film and television
The following is a list of films, television series and commercials in which Jacoby has worked on as either producer, co-producer, composer, mixer or engineer, showing title/client, project type, role and year released.
|Year||Title / Client||Type||Role||Ref|
|2002||The Book of Pooh / Disney||Series||Composer, producer|||
|2010||Escape from Havana / CNBC||Documentary|||
|2011||My Last Day Without You[r]||Film||Composer, producer|||
|2016||Policing the Police (Frontline) / PBS||Documentary||Composer|||
- The Carnegie Hall Performance won Best Comedy Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006.
- The drums for "Can Ya Feel It?" were co-programmed with Andrew Lefkowits.
- "Never" was co-composed with Andrew Lefkowits and Jamal Reed.
- "4Life" was co-produced with Dwight Stewart and Kevin Deane.
- "Last Night" was co-engineered by Jason Coons.
- "Wanna Be", the second track from This Much Is True, was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009.
- "Damned" was co-composed with Greg Johnston, Luke McMaster and Sherry St. Germain.
- The strings for "Yes (I'll Be Your Baby)" were co-arranged with Laura Izibor and Steve Lunt.
- "Orion", the second track from Lions, Fires, Squares, was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010.
- For All We Know won the Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Jazz Award) at the Prix de l'Académie du Jazz in 2010.
- First Things First was co-mixed and mastered with Alex Bilowitz.
- "Trouble" was co-composed with José James.
- Modern Vampires of the City won Best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013.
- "Unbelievers" was co-mixed with Emily Lazar.
- "Colors" was co-mixed with Jack Dine and Zach Nicita.
- "Congratulations" was co-composed with Rachel Platten and Jon Levine.
- "Live Your Fantasy" was co-engineered with Jack Dine.
- My Last Day Without You won Best Independent Feature at the Black Reel Awards of 2012.
- Lily Moayeri (2014-12-10). "Mix Regional New York City: Scott Jacoby at Eusonia Studios". Mixonline. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Philbrook, Erik. "Manhattan Motown". ASCAP Online. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- Kory Grow (1 October 2016). "Ronnie Spector on Keith Richards, David Bowie and Life After Phil". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Scott Jacoby. "Scott Jacoby | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Mix Staff (1 October 2013). "Session News". Mixonline.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Fishbein, Jennifer (16 April 2004). "He's Big in Japan". The Forward. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Scott Jacoby". Skidmore College. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Mitchell, Gail. "Producer Scott Jacoby Seeks His Motown In Eusonia". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- "Scott Jacoby New Releases: Before Now on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Scott Jacoby(スコット・ジャコビー)". Columbia.jp. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- David Weiss (2014-04-27). "Producer Profile: Scott Jacoby – Rise of the Anti-Specialist". SonicScoop.com. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- "Home of True Sound". Eusonia.com. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- Barlyn, Suzanne. "SCOJAC Music Productions". Productionco.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Barlyn, Suzanne (2007-11-26). "Talk Is Cheap". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Scott Jacoby Discography at Discogs: Credits". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Eusonia artists". eusonia.com. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- Mix Staff (2013-02-01). "Mix Tips: James McKinney". Mixonline. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project brought to Anguilla Through the Anguilla Music Academy | The Anguillian Newspaper". Theanguillian.com. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Anguilla Music Academy and The GRAMMY Museum® Presents: Music Revolution Project Anguilla" (PDF). Grammymuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Mike Errico (4 April 2013). "Special Thanks: Scott Jacoby". Errico.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "SCOTT JACOBY". IMSTA. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "AES Platinum Panels Feature Artists On Both Sides Now". Audio Engineering Society. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Producers & Engineers Wing Leadership". Grammy.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Announces 2015-2016 Steering Committee". Clyne Media. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "The 58th GRAMMY Awards - Technical GRAMMY Ceremony". Gettyimages. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "SCOJAC". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Hines, Kimberley A. (June 1, 2009). "Behind the Groove with Mayisha". SoulBounce.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- "Palmarès 2010" (in French). Académie du Jazz. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- "Lesley Kernochan, A Calm Sun". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
- "Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Canzoniere". Ponderosa. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- Gail Mitchell (26 April 2018). "Deva Mahal Ignites a 'Fire': Video Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Michael Blume, "Blunder"". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Surprises Abound In New As Is Release "Here's To Life"". All About Jazz. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Songs from the Book of Pooh". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Maze Studios". Company on Top. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Confess (2005)". IMDB. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Escape from Havana: An American Story". CNBC. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "My Last Day Without You (2011)". IMDB. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "The Immigrant (Feature Film 2014)". ProductionBeast. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Policing the Police". PBS Frontline. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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