Paul Jacobs chats about how to prepare an organ for performance, his Grammy Award, and what to eat while playing Bach for 18 hours straight.
 Organist Paul Jacobs with the Cleveland Orchestra Nov. 24-25-26

Paul Jacobs interviews with WRTI's Debra Lew Harder about performing in all three works in Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI.
 The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: The Organ Takes Center Stage, August 20th, 1 PM

Paul Jacobs live streams from Walt Disney Concert Hall with the New York Times, performing excerpts from his repertoire and answering question with reporter Josh Barone.
  Live Music: Organist Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs writes a beautiful piece on the significance of the acoustic organ.
  In Praise of Pipes

Organist Paul Jacobs: The Classics Give Purpose to Humanity’s Suffering

How Paul Jacobs brought the organ from the church into concert halls.
  Freeing the pipe organ from the usual grind - The Washington Post

"A tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola reveal the personalities of the instruments that can both caress and crush." - James R. Oestreich, The New York Times
  On the Organ Trail in Manhattan - NYT

Paul's San Francisco performance of Messiaen's Livre du Saint-Sacrement attracts quite fascinating press coverage in the bay area.
  Organist Paul Jacobs – On Messiaen’s ‘Livre du Saint-Sacrement’

  Paul Jacobs: An Organist Contemplating Music

  Paul Jacobs carries torch for organists

  Heroic organist Paul Jacobs returns to Davies Hall

Paul sits down w/ Peter Matthew from Feast of Music to share some insights on the organ, composers, classical music and arts in our contemporary society.
  Coffee Conversation: Paul Jacobs - Part 1

  Coffee Conversation: Paul Jacobs - Part 2

  Bach in New York

Paul curates the 18-hour WQXR all Bach marathon at the Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan. Former and current Juilliard students will perform more than 150 fugues, chorales and other organ works.
  WQXR All-day Bach Organ Marathon

Paul plays magnificent Ruffatti organ through an Olympian program that includes Bach's Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29, followed by Mozart's Andante in F major for Mechanical Organ, the Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor by Alexandre Guilmant, and culminating with Max Reger's Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme. 
  A Conversation With Organist Paul Jacobs at Davies Hall

The Scarsdale Inquirer's article about Paul Jacobs as an "eloquent ambassador for the 'king of instruments'" two days before his recital at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY.
  The "well-tempered" organist

In a Wall Street Journal interview with reporter Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Paul discusses the deep resilience of great art, his early affinity for music, and his Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Tilson Thomas and the American Mavericks.
  A Wall Street Journal interview with Paul

In this audio clip, Paul discusses and plays César Franck’s “Final in B-flat Major” on the William Gillespie Organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall, following an April 17, 2010 Pacific Symphony performance of the Poulenc Organ Concerto.
  Paul plays Franck’s “Final in B-Flat Major” at Segerstrom Hall


Live performance by organist Paul Jacobs at Alice Tully Hall, presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on December 4, 2016.

Paul Jacobs plays Octaves by Jeanne Demessieux. This video was taken at his November 16, 2011 performance at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.

Lou Harrison's Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra opens the American Mavericks concerts at the San Francisco Symphony on March 8 & 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm. A riveting and thrilling work that fuses sounds both rich and brilliant, Harrison's 1972 concerto utilizes a variety of percussion instruments from glockenspiel, vibraphone, celesta, and tube chimes to oxygen tanks and wood drums built by Harrison's partner William Colvig.

The Grammy-winning organist showcases his miraculous hands (and feet) in an all-Bach performance. Set List: J.S. Bach: "Gigue" Fugue J.S. Bach: Arioso Bach/Reger: Invention in F Major J.S. Bach: Fugue in A Minor For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts podcast, visit