About Jakob


New York-based guitarist Jakob Reinhardt is currently playing guitar for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show ‘Fun Home’. At 24 years old, he is on his second Broadway tour, having previously played guitar for ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’. His solo album ‘Songs From Coastal Cities’ showcases his unique voice as an instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from American blues, French gypsy jazz, and German traditional music.

Born in the Black Forest of Germany, Jakob moved to the US to study Guitar Performance at Berklee College Of Music, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 2015. Since then, he has worked with ‘Riverdance’ composer Bill Whelan, theatrical composers Laurence O'Keefe and Paul Gordon, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, as well as on two Broadway tours throughout the United States. In addition, Jakob has performed and lectured at the Ullapool Guitar Festival in Scotland. As a composer, he wrote music for two productions at Boston's Calderwood Pavilion. His compositions have been featured in multiple showcases at the New York Musical Theater Festival and served as underscore in ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’. As a music copyist, he has been working on Paul Gordon's new show, ‘Death: The Musical’.


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Songs From Coastal Cities

by Jakob Reinhardt

Music & Lyrics by Jakob Reinhardt

Except “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” and “Parting Glass” - Traditional, Arrangements by Jakob Reinhardt

Recorded & Produced by Jakob Reinhardt

Mixed by Jakob Reinhardt, Jordan King, and Jake Feingold

Cover Art: “Dinghies” by Carol Marine


Eruption - Van Halen

Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin

Letterbomb - Green Day


Working with Jakob was a fantastic experience. I came to him with only a main theme for a piece of music, along with some context and the mental image I had for the piece, and he ran with it from there. He worked very quickly and was extremely attentive to our communications, and the final music track is wonderful.
— Merserstein, AirGigs

For remote recording request please contact Jakob through his recording business JJMUSIC.

JJMUSIC is a collaboration of Jakob Reinhardt and multi-woodwind specialist Josh Plotner. With decades of combined experience in the music world, the duo (based in New York) have mastered dozens of styles, and have worked on countless projects. This experience gives them the flexibility to instantly adapt to any project, and provide each client with exactly what they're looking for.

Previous clients include Yicheng Wu, The Black Moons, Apollo Link, Cooper Kaminsky, and many more.

Jakob did such great work on the first job I sent him that I immediately hired him again for another and he had very apt and tasteful ideas on how to best serve the song.
— Andrea Perry, Airgigs