From The Disney Channel Medianet
Veteran musician Danny Jacob is the composer of the comedic original songs heard in Disney XD and Disney Channel's new animated comedy series, Phineas and Ferb. Each episode features at least one song, two part (20 minute) ones often have two. A world-class guitar player, Jacob evolved his career into composing songs for Disney Channel's animated series Lilo and Stitch, Kim Possible and The Emperor's New School, and the Disney DVD release Leroy and Stitch.
In between touring with top recording artists LeAnn Rimes, George Michael, Bette Midler and Cher, Jacob also had the honor of playing on the last recording session with legendary artist Ray Charles. This duet with Ray Charles and Gladys Knight, entitled "Heaven Help Us," went on to win a Grammy for Best Duet. Jacob first picked up the guitar whеn he was 13 and, soon after, was honing his acoustic, electric, classical, R&B and jazz playing skills. When he was 15 he formed his own band, playing in Los Angeles bars and clubs. It was only a matter of time before he began collaborating with one of Hollywood's most innovative artists, Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Together they worked on Elton John's "El Dorado" and Neil Finn's "I Can See Clearly Now" from Antz. This led to his work as a featured guitarist with score composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell on the Academy Award winning Shrek. He also arranged and co-produced the successful musical sequences "Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party" and Eddie Murphy's "I'm a Believer," from the double Platinum soundtrack album.
A native of the San Fernando Valley, Jacob currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Grammy-nominated film and music producer Marylata E. Jacob, and their son.
Danny Jacob has sung the following songs for Phineas and Ferb:
- My Undead Mummy and Me
- My Nemesis
- When We Didn’t Get Along
- She's A Truck Drivin’ Girl
- Backyard Beach
- He'll Do Anything For Me
- Spa Day
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