I can still recall
the nights we spent alone
down by the riverside
not far from my home
I can recall
the swaying willow trees
holding each other tight
in the summer breeze
now that I am older
and life seems so unkind
my thoughts drift back
to another place in time
i can still recall
music filled the air
how we sang and danced
without a care

  • heidi Jacoben
  • cliff guest
  • jason ricci on harmonica
  • heidi and the el cats
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Type:
    Song, Film Score
  • Length:
    3 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Artist Biography

I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up listening to the sounds of Motown in my basement. Went to NYC became a designer....Music came late for me, I didn't start really performing until well into my 30's when I met Cliff and had to get over stage fright and other things. We began playing blues after being inspired by bluesman Keith Brown at The Bamboo Room in Lake Worth, Florida. The blues finds it's way into your life, no matter who you are or where you came from. I've had the blues, big time. Been up, been way down... Our songs feature the harmonica playing of Jason Ricci, our good friend and harmonica superstar.

Cliff Guest has been a musician as long as he can remember. From the moment he got his first Kent Hollow Body Electric guitar, at the age of 14, the magic of music would always intrigue him.

The only son of a Miami cop, Cliff honed his skills coming up in the Miami club scene in such clubs as The Wreck Bar, The Inner Circle, Art Stocks Playpen South (where he played drums in the house band for four years) just to name a few. While playing at the Wreck Bar, Cliff was spotted by Ray Munnings of Funky Nassau fame and was offered the drum gig on Ray’s worldwide tour. He took it!

When he returned from the road Cliff branched out into studio work,
producing and engineering for local bands. After honing his skills, Cliff got a gig engineering the record “Downtime” for artist “Slap” in New York City. He returned back to South Florida to engineer a record for Latin singer Alberto Guerra which produced a top ten hit “Provoca Me”

Moving on, Cliff then formed the Miami Film Mafia with other talented filmmakers and began producing and directing independent films. He went on to win Madonna’s “Make My Video” contest in 1986 and as a result landed a job at Geffen Records in Los Angeles heading up Geffen’s newly formed in house video department. While there, Cliff worked with many well know Geffen artists. Cliff returned to South Florida to direct his feature film “The Disturbance”, now a cult classic among horror fans worldwide.

Today Cliff plays guitar, bass and drums at venues in South Florida. His versatility is an asset to bands such as Heidi and The El Cats, the Southside Blues Band and others.


2000 "Volume" Produced by Cliff Guest
2005 "Utopia" Produced by Cliff Guest
2009 "Steady Rollin Woman" Produced by Cliff Guest

Credits: Heidi Jacobsen/Vocals, Cliff Guest/Guitar/Keyboards, Jason Ricci/Harmonica, Brooks Reid/Bass, Wayne Hood/Production

1999 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2001 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2003 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2009 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Flight Deck Stage (show cancelled)

Heidi and the El Cats signed with EOS Music Corp and our songs are being played in retail stores and restaurants.

Winner 2009 Best International Blues Song "Louisianna" by Toronto Exclusive Magazine

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Created and wrote short films: Tee Talk Series, Strike Spy, Being Ed, Into The Wilderness, Granny Slots, Waters Bridge, Jason Ricci – The Making of A Music Video, Love Is All Around Us, Utopia, Louisianna, The Monkey and The Orange Tree.

Amazon Storyteller contest, Asian American International Film Festival and American Zoetroupe with original Screenplay “Shanghai Palace.” Wrote and self published a series of four Womens novels High, Sunburnt, Golf Widow, Noir and Patent Pending. Fiction for children, Patty the Black Cat Series, Sir Duke Pigeon Series and Simon The Silly Snail,

Assistant To Director
Assistant to film director Cliff Guest. Producer, Co-writer on projects.
2018 Producer for Blues Harmonica Artist Jason Ricci Music Video, “I’m Too Strong”, Ellersoul Records. Casting and production.

Blues Singer, “Heidi and The El Cats”
Performed in three international blues festivals/corporate events/private parties/clubs. Recorded three albums.

Content Developer/Childrens Animation
Created content for “Patty The Black Cat”
Books/Ebooks/Videos/Music/Products. Available on Kobo.com/Lulu.com/Barnes and Nobles.com/Youtube.com/Zazzle,com

Word, Final Draft. KCDW Software, I Phone Film and Edit.

Education: BFA Environmental Design, Parsons School of Design, New York. Goals: Write, Create, Perform.

Film Festivals: Works by Heidi Jacobsen

“I Miss You Dad” Short Film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016

“Mum Came to Visit” Short film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016

“Shopaholic Webisode # 1”
Hollywood Screening Film Festival
Hollywood, California
Semi – Finalist March 11th & 12th, 2017

“Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West”
Festival de Cortometrajes “Jose Fransisco Rosado”
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Best Animated Short film

“Shanghai Palace” Best Screenplay – Finalist
Los Angeles Cinefest- January 14 Promenade Playhouse
Santa Monica, California

Semi-Finalist-Miami Epic Trailer Festival
“Gigging with The Blues Crusaders”, “Shopaholic Webisode # 3”, “Tales from the Blue Zone”.
Miami, Florida August 24, 2017

Selected Animation- “Patty The Black Cat Has a Lunch Date”
Geo Film Festival & Expo Cinema
Cittadella, Padova, Italy - November 9, 2017

Selected “Comedy Television Episode”
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia December 11, 2017

Semi-Finalist “The Monkey and The Orange Tree” Play
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California January 14, 2018

“Utopia” Selected as Best Singer/Voice
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw, Poland January 19, 2018

Selected “Gigging With The Blues Crusaders”
“Rock’ N ’Roll Film Festival
Kenya, Naiobi January 28th 2018
Selected “Blues Conspiracy”
Cefalu Film Festival
Sicily, Italy May 1, 2018

Selected “Heidi and The El Cats One Minute Movie”
60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad, March 16th, 2018

Selected “Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West” Animated
Al-Nahj International Film Festival
Karbala, Iraq, April 1, 2018

Semi Finalist “Louisianna” Best Song
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California
April 25. 2018

Selected, “Sunburnt”
Script Shop
Cincinnatti, OH
January 31, 2019

Semi- Finalist “Love Is All Around Us”
HCF Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, California
March 29, 2019

Selected “Jason Ricci - The Making of A Music Video”
LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival
June 11, 2019

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Artist Statement

If your heart says sing you must sing.