Ibo has been in the music business for over 35 years as a writer and producer of Reggae music. He started out as a young man writing poetry and became a musician expanding his abilities by being lead singer, writer and musician in various bands around Amsterdam.
Over the years, he developed into a gifted recording technician and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, key's, bass and drums
Ibo has a boundless love for Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady,
but loves to play a diverse range of styles; from World music to Jazz.
Now, after more than 35 years of songwriting and performing. Ibo will release the best songs of his huge songbook. In 2019 he has founded his own record label IJMP. (Ibo Jacob Music Productions)
The art of Reggae music is in Ibo's blood.
Growing up in colourful Amsterdam , he got in contact with music from all over the world. But Reggae captured his soul.
Started out as a young man writing dub-poetry, he became a singer in a Reggae band in the early 1980's. Since then, Ibo has performed with countless bands and has done numerous recording sessions.
As an autodidact musician he taught himself to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and trumpet. Composing and songwriting comes natural to Ibo, his work as a sound engineer made him develop into a acomplished recording engineer aswel. Over the years, Ibo has created hundreds of songs, the best of wich will be released on his label.
As a producer Ibo has worked on many projects.
Score for film music, music album production and vocaltrack recording are some examples of past projects.
His studio equipment is set-up for classic dubb mixing, making use of vintage hardware, as well as software effects.
Productions such as:
Daggy D & Ras Kidus
Kitch Kitch Bang Bang
Releases featuring Ibo Jacob on other labels include:
"Dearest" ( Zola&Zola )
"Water More Than Flower" ( Zola&Zola )
"New Song" ( Zola&Zola )
"Do the Dutch Skadance"
"Latin & Caribbean Music From the Netherlands 1996"
"DeKr8 - Alle 13 Goed"
Daggy D & Ras Kidus: "ZoH"
RudeRich & the Highnotes: "The Right Track"
Rude Walkin' "7"
The Skankin' Monks "You Love Me"
Illegals International ( Leadsinger \ songwriter )
Tuwakka ( Leadsinger \ songwriter )
Mystic ( Leadsinger \ songwriter \ guitarist )
Vibration Factory ( Singer \ guitarist )
Blakka Rutu - Suriname - ( Guitar \ backing vocalist )
Chossan Roots Band - Senegal - (Guitar \ backing vocalist )
Ibo and the Observers ( Band leader \ guitarist \ leadsinger \ songwriter )
Ibo Jacob ( Recording songs for Zola&Zola Reggae label , released 2 cd singles and 1 vinyl 12” single )
J.Bianco Rockband ( Backing vocalist )
Out of Amsterdam ( Bassguitar \ vocalist )
Low Budgetarians ( Organplayer \ backingvocalist )
Ibo and the Observers II ( Band leader \ guitarist \ leadsinger \ songwriter )
Trie Futu Dagoe ( Guitar \ backing vocalist )
Rude Rich and the Highnotes ( Backing vocalist )
De Kracht ( Band leader \ guitarist \ leadsinger \ songwriter )
Positive Connection ( Bassguitar \ backing vocalist )
The Skanking Monks ( Leadsinger \ songwriter )
Roots Automatic ( Leadsinger \ songwriter \ guitarist )
Abronet - Ethiopia - ( Drummer \ band leader )
Rude Walkin" ( Organplayer \ backingvocalist \ trumpet )
Jamtown ( Organplayer \ backingvocalist )
Founding of - Ibo Jacob Music Productions – recordlabel
Blessed Trinity studio formation ( Singer \ songwriter \ Producer )