Malcolm Jacobs


Malcolm has 35 plus years experience in Teaching, Formal Education and Performing Arts. 
Some of his teaching accolades include: Arapahoe Community College from 2005-2016, American Piano School in Lakewood Co., Dr. Scott Martin’s Academy of the Arts in Denver Co., Instructor for the University of Colorado Boulder in their Music Department, Vic Firth Percussion Educational Program 2003-Present, Clinician for the Slingerland Drum Corporation, Instructor for Pro Sound Music in Denver Co., Private Lessons/ Jacobs Percussion Technology 1990-Present, Clinician for Telluride Jazz Festival 1986-1990, Instructor for the TENSION RELEASE METHOD, Santa Rosa Music Co. 1976-1982, Chuck Brown School of Percussion in San Francisco, Santa Rosa Junior College in California, Sonoma State University in California, Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Certified by Modern Drummer Magazine 1990- present and studied with Joe Morello of San Francisco Ca.

Along with teaching and formal education, Malcolm also has extensive and impressive performing arts accolades including playing with Diane Reeves & Billy Childs at the Telluride Jazz Festival, Mark Isham a noted film scorer and trumpet player, The Tony Diana Trio of San Francisco, The Peter Welker Sextet of San Francisco, the Ellyn Rucker Trio of Denver, Bob Ward and the Cigar Band of San Francisco, The Miscellaneous Jazz Section of Colorado, Tangent of Colorado, along with 30 years experience as a orchestral and studio percussionist. He also is the inventor of the "Jacobs Pad" Practice Pad