Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is a former senior staff writer for Santa Barbara-based Pacific Standard magazine, and a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Daily News and Santa Barbara News-Press. He tracks and analyzes trends in the arts and social sciences, with an emphasis on psychology, the role of culture and the cultivation of creativity. A native of Chicago, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

Articles By This Author

Tom Jacobs - July 13, 2021

This month, nine concerts in six venues focus the spotlight on emerging talent from around the globe.

Tom Jacobs - June 21, 2021

The Colburn School’s Fortissima program welcomes a new cohort of young musicians this week.

Tom Jacobs - June 13, 2021

LA Opera adds Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex to its popular online offerings.

Tom Jacobs - June 8, 2021

The summer school and festival has around 70 events planned, including concerts conducted by Marin Alsop and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Tom Jacobs - May 25, 2021

Among the recipients: Los Angeles Master Chorale, Salastina, Street Symphony, and The Industry.

Tom Jacobs - May 11, 2021

The grants support music-related projects serving underrepresented populations.

Tom Jacobs - April 13, 2021

Terri and Jerry Kohl’s gift is one of the largest in the company’s history and helps underwrite a first-ever production of Oedipus Rex, among other things.

Tom Jacobs - March 20, 2021

The troubled conductor died March 9, four years after his fabled career ended in scandal over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Tom Jacobs - February 16, 2021

Jake Broder’s UnRavelled explores the relationship of creativity and dementia via the landmark composition and the painting it inspired.

Tom Jacobs - February 13, 2021

Jake Broder’s UnRavelled explores the relationship of creativity and dementia via the landmark composition and the painting it inspired.