At 18 months old Jacob Armen entered the world of jazz music. Playing drums alongside his father, Albert Armen, with his keyboards, the two took center stage at the family’s restaurant, the Magic Lamp. By age 6 Jacob was performing with CSUN’s 20-piece jazz ensemble conducted by Professor of Music and Jazz Studies, Joel Leach.
With Professor Leach as mentor, numerous television and radio interviews followed including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today Show,” and Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” where Jacob performed with Doc Severinson and his 17-piece jazz band. In just two short years, at the age of 8, Jacob had performed with jazz ensembles around the world.
At age 12, Jacob cut his highly sought after first solo album, Drum Fever (with Paisley Park Enterprises under Prince). Today, this album sells for about $280.00 on eBay, and that’s if you can find one. When his contract ended, Jacob went on to form his own record label, JAAB Records, and cut his 2nd album, Breakthrough.
Now, Jacob Armen is coming back strong and is in the process of releasing his highly anticipated 3rd solo album. This brilliant collaboration features guest appearances by some of the industry’s finest world-renowned Grammy Award winning artists. Their names are being withheld until the album’s release.