Jacob Collier is an English singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, England. Collier's style fuses elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, electronic music, classical music, gospel, soul and improvisation, and often features extreme use of reharmonisation. In 2012, his split-screen video covers of popular songs, such as Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing", began to go viral on YouTube. In 2014, Collier signed to Quincy Jones' management company and began working on his one-man, audio-visual live performance vehicle, designed and built at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2016, Collier released his debut album, In My Room, which was entirely self-recorded, arranged, performed and produced in the small back room of his family home in Finchley, north London. In 2017, Collier was awarded two Grammys for his arrangements of "Flintstones" and "You And I", both from the album.
|Birth name:||Jacob Moriarty|
|Born:||August 2, 1994, North London, England|
|Genres:||jazz, funk, a cappella, R&B, soul, neo soul, classical, alternative rock, world music|
|Occupation(s):||musician, arranger, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer|
|Instruments:||vocals, piano, keyboards, double bass, bass guitar, drums, harmoniser, melodica, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, harpejji|
|Associated acts:||Sam Amidon, Daniel Caesar, Coldplay, Jamie Cullum, Dodie, Herbie Hancock, Cory Henry, JoJo, Quincy Jones, Tori Kelly, Kimbra, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia, Laura Mvula, Metropole Orkest, Snarky Puppy, Oumou Sangare, Becca Stevens, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Take 6, Chris Thile, Ty Dolla $ign, Steve Vai, Voces8, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer|
|Twitter:||Jacob Collier's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Jacob Collier's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Jacob Collier's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Jacob Collier's IMDb|
About Jacob Collier
Genre-blending multi-instrumentalist who has gathered over 420,000 subscribers for his acapella and instrumental arrangements on YouTube.
He gained experience as an actor and a singer, traveling to Budapest to play Tiny Tim in the Hallmark film adaptation of A Christmas Carol and later performing in Britten's The Turn of the Screw in several countries.
He enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music to study Jazz Piano.
He was born in London, England, and into a house full of musicians.
He is best known for covering Stevie Wonder songs. He also provided the voice of young Mozart in an audiobook and performed in Mozart's Magic Flute with ENO at the London Coliseum in 2007.
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