For Jakob it was clear from an early age that music would always be the center of his life. Thus, at the age of 6, he took his first piano lessons with Andreas Kasper, who accompanied him until his studies of school music. At the same time, he sang in many choirs throughout his life, including Capella poetica, the Basilikachor St. Paulin Trier, the Chamber Choir of the HfM Franz Liszt Weimar and VoCompany, and took voice lessons with Antonia Lutz, Uwe Götz and Martin Ulrich. At the age of 18 he won a composition competition of KultCrossing. He is active as a choir director, singer, beatboxer, arranger and music producer, among others for the vocal ensemble picturesque. So in 2020 he found his way to the Octavians in the course of some commissioned arrangements.