Jonathan is a staple of the theater and performing arts scene in New York City and has written and collaborated on several books, plays, screenplays and short films. As The Vintage DJ, Jonathan has headlined events for an array of renowned cultural institutions and companies, including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The MacDowell Colony, Magnum Photos, Citigroup, Brooklyn Museum, Gawker, The Public Theater, The Box NYC, Spiegelworld, Bard Summerscape Festival, The Moth, Guernica Magazine and Swarovski Crystal. He has toured internationally in Europe and Asia and served as the DJ for the 84th & 86th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles.
According to TimeOut NY, “no retroist holds a tallow candle to Jonathan Jacobs.” In The Fray’s Erin Daly says, “Jacobs is peddling something brilliant and seductive and magical, something that speaks to the latent nostalgia in everyone.” Rolling Stone Magazine called Jonathan’s radio show The Time Machine “a podcast to look out for.”
An alumnus of Skidmore College and a student of the graduate directing program at The University of California at San Diego, Jonathan is also a founder and member of the Obie Award-winning theater company, The National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA). Jonathan lives with his family in Brooklyn and is currently earning a Degree in Media Studies from Queens College with a thesis on 'headphone culture.'