Fishman Artist // J'Anna JacobyCurrently the fiddler and mandolin player for Rod Stewart, J'Anna Jacoby is a musician of mind-boggling versatility, virtuosity and creativity. She is equally comfortable in the studio, playing in an orchestra or on the Grand Ole Opry stage. J’Anna was the first female to win the Grand Masters Fiddling Championship and the second youngest national winner by just months.
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, J'Anna also studied at the Vienna Conservatory of Music where she became fluent in German. She made the first of her many records and CDs when she was 11.
Widely sought because of her talent, flexibility and impeccable sight-reading, J'Anna has played in orchestras, recorded and toured with many artists including Michael Crawford, John Tesh, Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell, Shirley Bassie, Pam Tillis, Englebert Humperdink, Natalie Cole, George Benson, and Sir Bob Geldof. She plays with the Inland Empire, Riverside, Redlands and Crystal Cathedral Symphony Orchestras in Southern California.
When she is not touring with Rod Stewart, she works as a freelance musician in Southern California performing and recording a wide variety of styles that include classical, pop, rock, Celtic, country, jazz, Flamenco and TV and film soundtracks.