Buffi Jacobs

Cellist -Composer - Arranger

starstarstarstarstar
7 Reviews
Buffi Jacobs on SoundBetter

Cellist of the indie rock group The Polyphonic Spree and current cellist of Hamilton Philip Tour. Since 2005, I have worked consistently as a session cellist (in studio and remote recording) for recording engineers John Congleton, Matt Pence, Rick Nelson, Robert Ellis, Josh Block, McKenzie Smith, Eric Delegard, Lindsay Graham and Chris Bell.

In addition to being the cellist for The Polyphonic Spree and Hamilton National Tour(Philip Tour), I have worked as an orchestral and commercial music freelancer since 1996. A large portion of that has been composition and session work.

I am comfortable working in Finale (notation software) and recording in Logic Pro X. I am happy to record cello parts that you have written for me or I can compose one should you need a cello part, small or large string ensemble arrangement, or a full orchestral arrangement written.

I have a team of exceptional musicians that I track with in person and remotely or we can work with yours. Whatever you are most comfortable with.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Buffi Jacobs
  • Sleeperhold (2)
  • Bridges & Blinking Lights
  • Stephanie Dosen
  • Robert Gomez
  • Adakain
  • South San Gabriel / Centro-Matic
  • Bill Callahan
  • The Horse Company
  • Robert Gomez
  • John Grant
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Vanessa Peters
  • Robert Gomez
  • Vanessa Peters
  • Why?
  • Kaela Sinclair
  • John Grant
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Anna Calvi
  • The Baptist Generals
  • Bethan (3)
  • Redeye (13)
  • Basko Believes
  • Submarine Lights
  • John Grant
  • Swans
  • Explosions In The Sky
  • Nicole Atkins
  • Daniel Hart
  • Mackenzie Shivers
  • Needtobreathe
  • Elle King
  • Frank Turner
  • Needtobreathe
  • Old 97's
  • Sarah Elizabeth Haines
  • Mackenzie Shivers
  • Zachary Williams*

7 Reviews

Endorse Buffi Jacobs
  1. Review by Daniel Hart
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Daniel Hart

    Hire Buffi! Best of the best! I'm lucky to have worked with her on a number of occasions over the years, recording string parts for various albums and films. Great player, great arranger, great collaborator...what more could I ask for? (nothing) - Daniel Hart, composer/performer

  2. Review by Eric Delegard
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Eric Delegard

    If you want strings on your project, Buffi is who you call. She will write parts, charts, arrange players and run the session. The results are incredible, the experience always smooth and professional.

  3. Review by Robert Ellis
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Robert Ellis

    I'm a music producer in Fort Worth, TX and have worked with Buffi on many projects. Buffi is an absolute pleasure to make music with. Her arranging work is incredible, and in addition she is adept at organizing ensembles and capturing performances at a really high level. I can't recommend her work enough.

  4. Review by Nigel Rivers
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Nigel Rivers

    Buffi’s genius is surpassed only by her authenticity. This authenticity is exemplified by the passion with which she imbues her art, which I’ve encountered in the form of her string arranging. Listening to her arrangements is like going on a journey to the depths of the music’s soul. My experience is that she knows exactly where to paint her sounds and knows exactly which colors to use. Her broad musical background was apparent in the stylistic and artistic choices that she employed.

  5. Review by Arthur Busby
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Arthur Busby

    Buffi Jacob's is the consummate professional, whether writing or playing or simply creating on the fly. In more than 20 years I have never had less thana a most satisfying musical experience with her.

  6. Review by Greg Jackson
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Greg Jackson

    I’m a professional podcaster (the History That Doesn’t Suck Podcast), and Buffi is the cellist in my theme song’s remastered version (new arrangement). She helped take my sound to a whole new level. Her performance was absolutely brilliant!

  7. Review by Rick Nelson
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Rick Nelson

    I’ve been working with Buffi for the past 25 years. She brings nothing but absolute professionalism to every project she is involved in. Not only will she deliver exactly what you need by her own natural instincts, but she is always open to suggestions.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Anxiety by Buffi Jacobs

I was the composer and co mixer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • FInale
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton
  • 2017 William Whedbee Cello
  • NS 5 string Electric Cello
  • Scarlett 18i8 Focusrite
  • Apollo Twin X
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • Blue Spark
  • Blue Bluebird
  • and a DPA 4099.
More Photos
More Samples