Once, thirteen piano merchants graced Piano Row on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Today, only one survives from that historic era, occupying the handsome art deco store we built in 1937 offering four floors of pianos, featuring Jacobs' largest selection of new Steinway pianos, great service, and an even greater passion for pianos.
Maybe it's the fact that we were founded the same magical year as the Philadelphia Orchestra. Maybe the magic is that we're still family-owned. Whatever the reason, Jacobs Music has endured spectacularly, operated by the Rinaldi family with the same time-honored values on which the business was founded over 100 years ago.
Jacobs Music is more than a piano retailer. We take a leading role in the region's musical community, providing instruments and technical services for internationally renowned artists and music institutions, as well as supporting schools and individuals involved in musical performances and music education.
For over 40 years, Al C. Rinaldi was the visionary force and driving inspiration of the Jacobs Music Company, serving as chairman and CEO unitl the end of his life. As the exclusive regional representative for Steinway & Sons Pianos, Jacobs Music is one of the nation’s largest piano retailers. Established in 1900, Rinaldi and his family bought Jacobs Music in 1976 and have sustained its growth. His long-standing commitment to serve and support regional musical organizations and institutions continues today. The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly POPS, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, are but a few of the organizations that Jacobs supports.
Jacobs Music sponsors recitals, master classes, young artist competitions, and various seminars to spur musical achievement and appreciation. The company holds piano perform-a-thons, where young pianists have the opportunity to perform on Steinway pianos at prestigious local venues. Jacobs Music then donates the proceeds to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Ronald McDonald House, UNICEF and other charitable organizations. Every year, the Jacobs Music Award is given to outstanding graduating pianists at several area universities.
Today, Chris Rinaldi, President and Robert Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Service and Chief Operating Officer - are the principals of Jacobs Music. Together with Executive Vice-President, Gabrielle Kazze Rinaldi, Jacobs continues Al Rinaldi's tradition of actively supporting the region's musical artists, educators and institutions, and providing them and their students with the finest instruments from the world's most respected manufacturers. Chris Rinaldi serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Astral Artists. Robert Rinaldi serves on the board of the Bravura Orchestra, and the School of Music Advisory Board for West Chester University. Gabrielle Kazze Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Cultural Partnerships and Concert & Artist Services has served as a board member of The Curtis Institute of Music Board of Overseers, Astral Artists, the Musical Fund Society, and currently serves on the Temple University Board of Visitors of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts and Play on Philly!, as well as other arts institutions and organizations.
Jacobs Music Company - Philadelphia
1718 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Main: (215) 568-7800
Jacobs Music Company - West Chester
1572 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Main: (484) 723-2700
Jacobs Music Company - Doylestown
4030 Skyron Drive, Suite F
Doylestown, PA 18902
Main: (215) 658-0888
Jacobs Music Company - Ephrata
1391 W Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Main: (717) 715-8888
Jacobs Music Company - Lawrenceville
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08640
Main: (609) 434-0222
Jacobs Music Company - Cherry Hill
150 Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Main: (856) 663-8888
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