|Birth name||Jacob S. Sinclair|
|Born||March 7, 1985 (age 37)|
|Instrument(s)||guitar, bass, piano, percussion, vocals, programming|
Sinclair first worked with Weezer as a recording engineer under Sinclair's mentor, producer Butch Walker, during the production of Raditude. A self proclaimed fan of the band, he once was in a Weezer cover band called WannaBeezer.
Sinclair produced The White Album as well as the single "I Love the USA" and the Weezer Fan Club-exclusive "The Last Days of Summer". Leading up to The White Album, Sinclair posted on the allthingsweezer.com forums under the name "wannabeezer" and shared tidbits and insight from the new album. Though not credited, Rivers Cuomo later stated, following the release of Pacific Daydream, that Sinclair was "instrumental" in making the song "Mexican Fender" what it was.
In 2019, Sinclair produced Weezer's cover of the song "Lost in the Woods" for the soundtrack to the film Frozen II. Sinclair also produced the piano version of the band's 2020 single, "Hero," as well as the band's 2021, album, OK Human. He has since been referred to by Rivers Cuomo as the "big-picture" co-producer of the band's forthcoming 2022 project, SZNZ.
Discography with Weezer
- Raditude (2009) - Recording Engineer
- Weezer (2016) - Producer, backing vocals, engineer
- OK Human (2021) - Producer
- Van Weezer (2021) - Assistant engineer on Hero and Blue Dream
- SZNZ: Spring (2022) - Co-Producer with Ethan Gruska and Suzy Shinn
- "I Love the USA" (2016) - Producer, engineer
- "The Last Days of Summer"/"Prom Night" (2016) - Producer
- "Mexican Fender" (2017) - Unspecified Role
- "Lost in the Woods" (Weezer Version) (2019) - Producer
- "Hero" (Piano) (2020) - Producer
- "All My Favorite Songs" (feat. AJR) (2021) - Producer
- "All My Favorite Songs" (Live from Hella Mega) (2021) - Producer
- Micallef, Ken. "Secret Service: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Producer Butch Walker, and Engineer Jake Sinclair Disclose the Tricks and Techniques of Raditude" EQ Magazine. January 2010.
- Riverpedia. "SZNS" https://books-r-fun.herokuapp.com/wiki/SZNS
- Riverpedia archive - 10/31/2021
- Jake Sinclair production credits. Tidal https://listen.tidal.com/credits/4808056