“Triple-threat Bernie Jacobs leaves his saxophones in the case for this live date recorded at Boxley’s in North Bend, but the listener isn’t left wanting!…with Jacobs brings us a swinging set of jazz music on vocals and flute, demonstrating his depth, ease, personality and mastery of his instruments…”
~ Earshot Jazz, August 2012
“Inspired by a class of exceptional jazz flautists fluent as multi-instrumentalists, Jacobs has established himself as a versatile musician who crosses over genres as easily as he moves between flute, saxophone and microphone…Jacobs reminds us: ‘No form of music is better than the other. I listen to everybody—you can’t afford not to. Sometimes, what someone else is doing will help you solve a musical problem.’”
~ Earshot Jazz, January 2008
~ Mark D. Fefer, Seattle Weekly’s “Best of 2009″
“Sometimes clear, mellow notes poured from Jacobs’ flute, other times he played harmonics, two notes at a time, that echoed more thickly, like the hum of a melody played over the rim of a pop bottle…”
~ Laurie Kirkland, “Self-taught musician plays tunes and all that jazz.” The Portsmouth Currents. 1986.