STEPHEN JACOBS was born October 7th, 1947 in San Francisco, California USA. He is the firstborn son of Morton Philip and Madeline Louise Jacobs and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from W. H. Taft High School in 1965. Stephen served with the U.S Army from 1965-1969 and is a Vietnam Veteran, serving a Tour of Duty from 1968-1969 RVN, first with the Americal Division in I Corps as a Radio Relay Operator and later as an RTO with 6 Man Recon/Hunter-Killer Teams out of the 4th Infantry Division in II Corps.
Stephen attended Pierce Jr. College, College Of The Desert and Monterey Peninsula Jr. Colleges. He received an AA Degree in Music Performance, 1973. He attended Cal. State University, Northridge in 1974. Stephen’s father was the superb Jazz Pianist, Accompanist, Composer, Arranger and Musical Conductor Morty Jacobs, who Transposed to a Higher Key in April of 2011. Stephen lost his beautiful, strong, brave and brilliant mother Madeline in December of 1999. Stephen is a 2nd generation Jazz Musician (Drums, Percussion, Keyboards) a Composer/Arranger and Recording Artist with CHUI Records and is the CEO of Green Leopard, Inc./ CHUI Enterprises. Stephen is a member of the Professional Musicians Union Local 47, AFM, ASCAP and a voting member of NARAS. Stephen’s debut Solo Album/CD, “THIS WORLD” was eligible for Grammy nomination in 9 categories for the 1997 season. He received ASCAP Plus Composing Awards for Popular Music in 1998 and 1999. He is the Winner of the “OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A JAZZ ARTIST” Category, 10th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, Beverly Hills, CA, 11/21/2000. He is The Winner of the “BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM OF THE YEAR” Category, 13th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, Hollywood, CA, 11/22/2003.
Stephen is a retired Sworn police officer with a federal law enforcement agency. His Police Training Certification was from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, GlenCo, Georgia. His Executive Protection Training at FLETC was with U.S. Secret Service, FBI and CIA Instructors. Stephen has protected U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressional Representatives, other domestic and foreign government dignitaries and employees, Oscar Nominees during the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award Nominees and major TV Stars and personalities. Stephen has high-level professional skills and experience in Site Review/Threat Assessment/Counter Target–Acquisition Deployment/Protective Escorts for High-Value Shipments/Persons and Exterior/Interior Physical Security Reviews. During his law enforcement career, as a First Responder, Stephen personally led the Armed Tactical Entry/Search and Clearing of well over 1,000 buildings, installations and structures.
Stephen is a former Ecology/Zoology Teacher and Life Science Instructor that taught in several Southern California K-12 school districts and private educational institutes for the Fauna Education Center. This highly effective and very successful program had Stephen and the other LSIs bring many different species of live animals into the classroom for the children to touch, under very safe and highly controlled settings, while they learned about the animals and their habitats and how to classify them with the appropriate grade level of biological sciences instruction.
Stephen has provided voiceovers and narrations for other artist’s recording productions and for both business and government projects. Stephen is a published, Editor Award winning poet in several anthologies with the National Library of Poetry and on the Poetry.com Internet web site. In addition to the poetry, Stephen has written many short stories, 5 Motion Picture screenplays and recently completed a satirical mockumentary. Eventually he may tackle writing a novel and is currently working on other music and literary projects. Stephen received the “2007 INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY AWARD” at the Hollywood F.A.M.E. (Film-Art-Music-Entertainment) Awards in Hollywood, CA on 11/28/2007.
Stephen won the BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY Award, for his Sci-Fi script “CONTACT PRIME” on December 8th, 2012 at the Hollywood and Vine Film Festival in West Los Angeles, CA.