Arnold Jacobs

#140069
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
11, 1915
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 7, 1998 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1915
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 7, 1998 (83)

About

Musician best known for his long-running role as the tuba player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held from 1944 to 1988.

Before Fame

He was an often-sick child who developed adult-onset asthma.

Trivia

He was known for his expertise in breathing with respect to brasswind instruments, a skill he had to hone due to his asthma.

Family Life

His mother was a keyboardist.

Associated With

He toured with Leopold Stokowski and the All-American Youth Orchestra in 1941.