Kerry Jacobson

Kerry Jacobson, born 19 April 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand, began playing drums at the age of 9, and played professionally in his father’s jazz band when he turned 13.

He moved to Australia in 1976 to join a then unknown band called Dragon, who a year later achieved massive success on the Australian charts. He stayed with them until 1984.

During 1984 Kerry became a session drummer in Sydney recording albums with such artists as Richard Clapton, The Kevin Borich Express, Marc Hunter and many more.

He moved to Brisbane in 1990 to study jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, after which he toured Europe with long time associate Ian Moss.

He still tours with Mondo Rock, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything, Kevin Borich Express, Grace Knight, James Morrison and Renee Geyer.

Discography:

DRAGON

  • Sunshine
  • Running Free
  • O’Zambezi
  • Power Play
  • Body and the Beat (Rain only)
  • Bondi Road

MARC HUNTER

  • Big City Talk

 

RICHARD CLAPTON

  • Dark Spaces

KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS

  • Shy Boys Shy Girls

WORK TOGETHER

  • Official Aids Awareness Theme

International Acts:

  • The Supremes
  • Canned Heat
  • Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges
  • Shirley Meyers

Equipment:

Kerry is endorsed by CRUSH drums and Istanbul Cymbals, Regal Tip drumsticks and Evans drum heads.