Patrick Mahomes’ ‘Jazz Bath’ Saxophonist Gets a Real Album for State Farm

By Kyle O'Brien 

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the star of a recent State Farm ad, where he admitted to spokescharacter Jake that he is a bath bomb fan. But it’s Mahomes’ costar in that commercial that has generated interest beyond the spot.

As the “Bath Bomb” ad nears the end, an equipment manager named Jeff, toting a tenor saxophone, comes in and asks “who’s ready for their jazz bath?” The character is ushered out before he can toot a note, but interest in the mulleted saxophonist and his bathtime serenade extended into social media.


Many posted that they wanted a jazz bath of their own, so State Farm and its creative agency partner, TMA (The Marketing Arm) came up with an idea to extend this excitement by producing a special CD titled “Jazz Bath:  The Bath Bomb Sessions.” The CD was available to consumers for free while supplies last at a special web page, but those discs went quickly.

The contents of the CD, which features six original smooth jazz songs, are currently streaming on Spotify. There’s even a specially produced online video to help promote the recording, which includes a Jazz Bath Hotline (1-866-JAZZ-BATH).

In the tongue-in-cheek video, it seems that Jeff has switched his instrument of choice to an alto saxophone, which is the featured solo horn of the mellow tunes with titles like “Wash Your Worries Down the Drain” and “Tubby Time.” And Jeff turns out to be a suave talker to get bathers in a relaxing mood, just as if it were the late ’80s and you wanted to slip into some soapy water with a buttery chardonnay.

TMA created the video and worked with a team of professional musicians to compose and produce the songs.


State Farm

Alyson Griffin – Marketing Vice President

Patty Morris – AVP Marketing

Katie Dundas – AVP Marketing

Clinton Inselmann – Group Creative Director

Tim Thomas – Senior Producer, Marketing

Andrew Freeman – Marketing Analyst

Morgan Pulliam – Marketing Analyst

Ciarra Kohn – Marketing Analyst

Sara Brondell – Marketing Analyst

Rachael Risinger – PR Brand Strategist

Amanda Parker – PR Brand Strategist

The Marketing Arm (TMA) 

Harris Wilkinson – Chief Creative Officer

Dave Wasserman – SVP, Creative

Patrick O’Brien – EP, Production

Johnny Fitsimmons – VP, Account Services

Matt Olson – Creative Director

Jonathan Ozer – Creative Director

Josh Johnson – Senior Art Director

Chloe Rockel – Senior Copywriter

Bailey Robillard – Account Supervisor

Rachel Lui – Sr. Account Executive

Ellen O’Donnell – Associate Director, BA

CMC/Forecast, Inc. 

Carolina Clifford – Production Manager

Christopher Chee – Onset Representative

Gifted Youth, LLC – Production Company

Jake Szymanski – Director

Josh Morse – Executive Producer

Cat Craven-Griffiths – Head of Production

Stephan Mohammed – Producer

Cutters – Editorial

John Dingfield – Editor

Patrick Casey – Executive Producer

Yessian – Music

Gerard Smerek – Global Creative Director, Producer and mixer

Chris Plansker – Composer

Michael Yessian – Head Of Production

Brian Yessian – CCO


Sam Grant – Photographer

Robert Frolich/Filtre Studio – Retoucher/CGI Artist