July 23, 2014
He's a successful song writer, composer and music producer for some of television's most-successful shows, including Phineas and Ferb and Sofia the First. Plus, he worked on songs for big animated movies like Shrek, Antz and The Road to El Dorado. And coming this week, he'll even be featured on a BMI panel at San Diego Comic-Con on the dynamics of music in film and television. Meet our friend, Danny Jacob, and yes, we think he's a rock star!
In this episode of our podcast, learn how rock guitarist Danny became one of Hollywood's most sought after composer-producers. You'll hear all about his career path, from touring with groups like Tower of Power, to being a sideman for Chaka Kahn, Elton John, Bette Midler and Ray Charles. He also talks about being "almost famous" as the lead guitarist of the 80s rock band Signal.
Danny tells all in our hilarious conversation -- from a humbling experience with Signal in Nebraska, to how his son introduced him to the music of Stephen Sondheim, to what it's like to have lunch with Slash. Best of all, you'll get inside scoop on the upcoming Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars episode, premiering July 26, 2014 at 9 p.m. on The Disney Channel.
Sit back and enjoy our chat with Danny Jacob!
Info for Danny's BMI panel at San Diego Comic-Con:
Enjoy this music video for Signal's "Does it Feel Like Love":
And we couldn't resist sharing this shot of the band Signal, with Danny at lower left:
L-R: Danielle, Danny and Brian