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Jacob Collier has taken the music world by storm !

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Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, UK, Jacob has been inspired by many sounds – his music combines elements of Jazz, A cappella, Groove, Folk, Trip-hop, Classical music, Brazilian music, Gospel, Soul and Improvisation (to name a few), which culminate to create the world of "Jacob Collier."

“I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category. One of my favourite young artists on the planet – absolutely mind-blowing”— Quincy Jones

“Magnificent!” — Chick Corea

“A cross between Take 6 and Django Bates… the guy is a genius” — Jonathan Kreisberg

“Talent oozing out of every pore” — Jamie Cullum

“Wow!! Jacob, your stuff is amazing” — Herbie Hancock

“Jacob Collier has taken the music world by storm with the brilliance and originality of his vocal harmonies and singing – not to mention his abilities as virtuosic pianist and multi-instrumentalist. The joy he exudes and love of all musical styles is also very refreshing.” — Mike Flynn, Jazzwise

North Londoner Jacob Collier has just turned 20. He looks like a shy boyband member, can sing like an angel, beatbox like a pro, and spends his 40-minute set leaping between synths, Steinway grand, bass guitar, drum kit, melodica and percussion. But that’s barely the start of it. What’s remarkable is how he creates a digital one-man band using contemporary technology: multitrack recording, looping pedals, and a strange Vocoder-like program that enables him to sing audacious harmonies through a Novation keyboard, like a one-man Swingle Singers. The Guardian 

Jacob grew up in a family of musicians, and has honed his musical ideas from a very young age. He has embraced the world of the Internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, wherein he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualises every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 70K international subscribers and more than 4.7 million views. With viral hits such as his rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing,” Collier has garnered a global following, and some of his greatest fans among the elite Jazz community include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6, to name a few.
Lastly, Jacob is in the middle of recording and self-producing his debut album, to be released in 2016, and creating ever more videos to be shared on his online channels.


Last modified on Monday, 04 January 2016 20:53

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