Jacob Light is a musician, record producer, and audio engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been playing, writing, performing and recording music with bands and solo artists on stage and in the studio for 25 years. He has been credited on hundreds of commercial recordings for his work as a producer, engineer, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger. Jacob is the founder, owner, musical director, and head engineer of ModernTone.

Jacob is a versatile, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable producer. His music credits include rock, punk, blues, country, and pop artists like Tess Stevens, Michael Patrick Murphy, Tom Rican, Kat Van Morgan, The Boo’s, Ava Toton, Eudora Rose, and many more. He also has experience tracking, editing and mixing sound for commercials, audiobooks, film and television. He cut his teeth in the audio industry doing live sound in clubs and venues before transitioning to full-time studio work.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jacob started his study of music at age 11. He trained under some of the finest instructors in the country, including professors and graduates of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, Berklee College of Music, and Rimon School of Music to name a few. He is a classically-trained guitarist and a multi-instrumentalist composer and session player versed in a wide variety of musical styles.

Through his teens and 20’s Jacob diligently worked his way to becoming an accomplished full-time working musician. He wrote his first song when he was 12, started his first band at 13, and spent the next 20 years on stage, racking up more than 1,200 live shows by his early 30’s.

As a musician and band member Jacob has worked and collaborated with producers like John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, American Authors) and Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID). He has performed and recorded with Kill The Drive, Hagveret Harishona, Gal De-Paz, Yirmi Kaplan, Stanga, and many more. He has shared a stage with bands like Useless ID, Not On Tour, Betzefer, and Shabak Samech to name a few.

Jacob is an avid educator and has been teaching students of all levels for 20 years. He develops lesson plans at ModernTone and teaches masterclasses in guitar, music theory, composition, music production, and audio engineering.


Briget BoyleMandolin
Tess StevensWestwood
PayneFill Your Lot
Michael MurphyGrass Don't Grow
Tom RicanCall Me
Kat Van MorganYou're Not Sleeping In My Bed Tonight
Andy Shulman BandRundown
Nolan SimonsClear


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