By the age of 15, Jacob had performed his first commercial recording and became a regular performer at local venues including the Kentucky Theater and the Paramount where he regularly shared the stage with such artists as Joan Baez, Ritchie Havens, Don McClean, Mark O’Connor, and Michael Jonathon.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a masters degree in cello performance at the University of Southern California, Jacob has performed and recorded with such artists as Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, John Brion, Bruce Hornsby, Ellie Goulding, Averil Lavigne, Oingo Boingo and Rush to name a few. Mr. Szekely’s flexibility and musicality have also led him to a highly successful studio career. In just the past few years He has been a featured soloist on such television shows as Battlestar Gallactica, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Human Target, and has recorded hundreds of cues for television and film.
In addition to his work with Supernova, Jacob is also active as a sideman and performer with his own groups including the music supergroup Quartetto Nuevo and his own Indie/Chamber/Jazz trio (JS3) whose debut album was released in October 2013 to international critical acclaim.
Andrea has performed with other artists including Stevie Wonder, Deep Purple, Far East Movement, Snoop Dog, Harry Connick Jr, Cee-Lo Green, One Republic, John Legend, Kelly Rowland and Natalie Cole.
Television credits include: The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Grammys The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Cape, and a featured role as a violist on a Cricket Wireless national commercial.
A pioneer in creative string pedagogy and performance, Andrea was commissioned to write two pieces for the 2010 International Viola Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a guest clinician for schools and music conferences, she instructs young string players in improvisation and multi-genre performances.