Jacob Collier is a singer and composer who is a native of London, England. Collier first penetrated the consciousness of music fans by posting video performances of himself covering timeless music classics. One video that achieved viral success on YouTube is Collier's cover of "Don't You Worry About a Thing" by Stevie Wonder. Collier combines elements from a variety of musical genres to create a unique musical style that he now uses to entertain live audiences. In 2014, Collier caught the attention of iconic music producer Quincy Jones. Under the management of Jones, Collier was able to build a live video performance vehicle for himself that combines audio and visual elements that were developed at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Jacob Collier released his first studio album, titled In My Room, in 2016. A year later he was rewarded for his efforts with two Grammy Awards. The Grammy award-winning songs "Flintstones" and "You and I" are favorites of fans who see Jacob Collier in concert.
Youthful Innovation at Work
Jacob Collier spent his childhood in North London. He is the first of three children and grew up with two younger sisters. Collier's mother, Susan, is a violinist and works as a conductor at the Royal Academy of Music. His grandfather, Derek, was also a violinist who taught at the Academy. Collier says singing and music were central parts of his home and family life. Collier was an actor as a child and performed under the name he was given at birth, Jacob Moriarty. Music Mogul Quincy Jones took notice of the multi-instrument covers of popular song classics Collier posted to YouTube and flew the young performer to the Montreux Music Festival. While at the festival, Collier talked business with Jones and met musician Herbie Hancock.
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Where can I see Jacob Collier perform?
Jacob Collier regularly wows crowds around the globe with his live, one-man performances. Collier is currently scheduled to demonstrate his musical prowess for fans in Singapore.
What songs will Jacob Collier perform at live performances?
Popular original songs by Jacob Collier loved by fans at his concert include "Djesse" and "Woke Up Today." Collier also plays covers of popular songs from artists like Stevie Wonder and The Beach Boys at his concerts.
Who are Jacob Collier's musical influences?
Anyone that has attended a Jacob Collier concert knows he is an artist that draws from practically every genre. The variety of his musical influences is evident in the fact that he names Johann Sebastian Bach and The Beach Boys as artists who have influenced his music. His music is also influenced by the times he spent singing treble in various stage performances. Collier credits his role as one of the three boys in The Magic Flute by Mozart and the performance he gave as Miles in The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten for expanding his mind regarding music.
What awards and recognition has Jacob Collier received?
In 2016, Jacob Collier received a Jazz FM Award for Breakout Artist of the Year as well as the Digital Initiative Award. A year later the Grammy Association recognized Collier with two awards for Best Arrangement. Collier was recognized with a Jazz FM Award for his work again in 2019 with a PRS for Music Gold Award. The songs that earned Collier these awards are showcased at his live performances.
What artists are similar to Jason Collier?
The unique style and set of abilities exhibited by Jason Collier make it difficult to compare him to other artists. However, if you enjoy the music Collier produces, you may also like music from Bill Laurence and Snarky Puppy.Back to Top