Join us for an evening with the one and only Jacob Collier – famous for his amazing YouTube videos in which he reimagines classic tunes and demonstrates immense skill in performing them on various instruments, most notably his voice.
Collier is a musician based in London. Inspired by many trades, his music combines elements of jazz, folk, acapella, trip-hop, classical music, Brazilian music, gospel, soul, and improvisation.
At age 14, Collier joined the Royal College of Music Junior Department as a composer. His love for harmony, rhythm, and improvisation brought him to discover jazz. Following this discovery, Jacob joined the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz Department as a pianist in September 2010 and also enrolled in the Purcell School where he studied composition, jazz piano, and voice.
It was around this time that Jacob began to share some of his music with the YouTube world and he has since gained a huge following worldwide with over 40,000 online subscribers from 156 countries and more than two and a half million YouTube views. His fan base includes such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6.