"I use music as a means of shifting the experience of reality and inspiring human imagination."
Jonathan Jacobs is a multi-dimensional artist, writer, and entertainer whose work is inspired by the way music can shift people’s experience of reality and inspire the human imagination. Through artfully choreographed performance and spectacle, his alter-ego, The Vintage DJ, initiates audiences into the transformative power of music from other times and places, creating an immersive experience like time travel.
Jonathan’s alter-ego, The Vintage DJ, is a super-hero-like character who uses music to unlock people's imagination and create personalized time-travel, musicological and mythological experiences. Armed with twin tube-powered classroom record players and only original vinyl, The Vintage DJ spins a mouth-watering selection of mid-twentieth century Jazz, Latin, Soul, R&B, Rock ’n’ Roll and much more. The experience is empowering, fun, and sometimes a little bit trippy.
Whether writing children's books or penning plays, Jonathan’s always telling stories. For Jonathan, music is often the genesis for his creative process, whether he's writing alone or collaborating with other artists, writers and practitioners to develop brand new creations inspired by music, often a single song (Inspired by a Song).