Katie Jacoby is a New York City-based electric and acoustic violinist. She has performed diverse genres of music in a variety of settings such as Carnegie Hall, the White House, Germany’s Zappanale festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and NYC’s Shakespeare in the Park, and with bands ranging from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Exodus.
She has most recently performed at sold out shows with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Katie has also played with Grammy-winning duo A Great Big World and Grammy nominee Elle King, appeared in Rob Thomas’ music video “Hold On Forever,” recorded with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips on his record “Behind the Light,” and been a featured soloist with R&B legend Lloyd Price.
Television credits include performances on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, the “America’s Got Talent” backing band, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” VH1, and Logo.
Katie is also featured in commercials and videos for companies including Microsoft, InterContinental Hotels Group/MasterCard, GMC, and Chinese footwear and sporting goods brand 361 Degrees (with NBA player Kevin Love).
Katie is currently a member of the Ed Palermo Big Band, which is known for its big band jazz renditions of Frank Zappa’s music. She graduated New York University with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communication and a minor in Music. Her original music is forthcoming.