Al T. Jacobs (22 January 1903, San Francisco, Calif. – 13 February 1985, Baltimore, Md.) was an American composer, pianist, and businessman.
Jacobs, who composed under the pseudonym Mercedes Gabril, studied at Stanford University. After a period working as a piano salesman and teacher, he was a pianist with radio station KGO, a singer, a disc jockey, and pianist with radio station KJBS. He was manager of the Wurlitzer Music School in San Francisco, the Crawford Music Company, the Melrose Music Company, and Sherman Clay & Company in New York City.
He wrote many songs, as well as the music for many films, including The Seven Wonders of the World and Kon Tiki.
Works for Winds
- This is My Country (arr. Ades) (1940/1954)
- This is My Country (arr. Brubaker) (1940/2009)
- This is My Country (arr. Carter) (1940)
- Al Jacobs, IMDB Accessed 24 June 2016
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Al T. Jacobs." Accessed 24 June 2016.