Jacob Chidester was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After high school he hit the road touring with acts such as Boz Skaggs (2002), Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (2004), and Jason Mraz (2003-2004) as a guitar/band tech and stage manager. While studying at UNLV, he made his way into the professional music scene around Las Vegas. This meant playing casinos and show- rooms, and working as a session musician, while continuing his education studying privately with jazz legend Joe Lano.
More recently Jacob has been performing with theater pro- ductions. With the local production of Jersey Boys, Jacob began as a sub, quickly expanding to perform both guitar chairs as well as the bass chair. From there he toured extensively with the Jer- sey Boys National Tour covering guitar, bass, drum and vocal parts (2014-2017). In his off time from the tour (and since re- turning to Vegas full time) Jacob performs locally with numerous groups including the Rock of Ages’ Las Vegas company and Spiegelworld’s Opium.