Jacob Collier is a two-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist, based in London, England. Dubbed by many as one of the most innovative creative musicians of his generation, Jacob first rose to popularity through the virality of his homemade multi-track YouTube videos. In these, Jacob re-creates well-known songs, layering multiple voices and instruments on top of one another, and visualizes these with a multi-Jacob mosaic split-screen layout. Collier's musical style fuses elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, electronic music, classical music, gospel, soul and improvisation, and often features extreme use of re-harmonization. Since his inaugural video in 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 300K international followers and more than 13 million YouTube views. His viral hits, such as his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, also made him popular among the Jazz community. Some legendary fans include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, and Take 6, to name a few.

Jacob’s debut album, In My Room, which was recorded, composed and produced entirely by Jacob at his home in London, was released in July 2016. The album topped 23 international iTunes Jazz charts, and won him two GRAMMYs. The album was also well-received critically. NPR premiered it on their First Look program, saying, “Jacob’s warmly humanistic debut In My Room securely positions him as this year’s wunderkind-to-watch.” Billboard simply stated, “Jacob Collier is Blowing Minds.”

In collaboration with Ben Bloomberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Jacob has designed and built a revolutionary one-man live performance vehicle that brings his multi-instrumental, multi-visual format to the stage. It first debuted at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2015, where Jacob opened for jazz giants Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.  After witnessing the pre-debut run at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Guardian heralded Collier as “Jazz’s New Messiah.” Jazzwise magazine dubbed him “The Future of Music.” Jacob was invited to perform and speak at the 2017 TED Talk conference in Vancouver, to give further insight on the inner workings of his unique production.

Today, Jacob is touring the world with the One-Man-Show, arranging commissioned work for orchestras and bands, teaching Masterclasses, working on creating emotional musical technology, and collaborating internationally with musicians of all shapes and sizes. In 2015, Jacob was involved in Beats by Dre’s Rugby World Cup “The Game Starts Here” campaign, for which he arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for the commercial. In 2017, Jacob was asked to reinvent Samsung’s “Over the Horizon” theme for the release of the new Samsung Galaxy 8/8S. Most recently, Jacob recorded some music for the score of DreamWorks’ latest animated film, “Boss Baby”, with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer. At Coachella 2017, Jacob performed “Freedom” with Hans Zimmer and Pharrell. He looks forward to meeting you, someday.

Jacob is currently on tour in Europe.

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
Staggering and unique… Jazz’s new messiah
— The Guardian
Jacob Collier is Blowing Minds
— Billboard Magazine
I am a big fan… great chords, great arrangements, great singing!
— Pat Metheny
A multi-talented musician…glorious. Extraordinary
— BBC Radio 3
Talent oozing out of every pore
— Jamie Cullum
21-year-old YouTube phenom Jacob Collier(‘s) ...warmly humanistic debut In My Room securely positions him as this year’s wunderkind-to-watch.
— NPR
@JCollierMusic dude ur insane.
— One Republic (via Twitter)
help meeee @jcolliermusic’s album hurts my brain & hugs my soul all at once
— Tori Kelly (via Twitter)
He is to me one of a very, very small handful of truly great artists in the world today. Don’t walk, Run! to get tickets to see his show!
— Hans Zimmer
DUDE!!! You are just BEYOND!!!
— Mark Kibble, Take 6
Genius
— Mervyn Warren
Endless possibility with the musicianship to back it up.
— New York Times
We are big fans
— Tower of Power
Fucking unbelievable
— David Crosby
By the end of Jacob Collier’s prodigious set, it was hard to imagine how anything could follow it, let alone equal it.
— The Telegraph
Utterly jaw-dropping
— Rufus Hound
Totally frickin flabbergasted
— Dave Koz
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
A cross between Take 6 and Django Bates… the guy is a genius
— Jonathan Kreisberg
One of the most talented individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with
— Tommy LiPuma
The way @JCollierMusic sees harmonies is absolutely astonishing.
— Charlie Puth (via Twitter)
Fabulous
— James Taylor (singer)
This kid! So badass … Super hip
— Geoffrey Keezer
Collier arrested the audience with pure wonderment and awe in a debut solo show that securely marks his place as jazz’s new prodigy… Heads shook in pure disbelief throughout the evening due to the sheer range and quality of his singing and playing… It feels natural to reach for the superlatives adequately to describe the feeling and vibe Collier spread throughout Ronnie Scott’s in his 45 minute set
— London Jazz News
VERY VERY VERY blooming brilliant
— Liane Carroll
Nothing short of genius
— Silas Armstrong, International Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show
Singer and arranger Jacob Collier has got talent to burn
— Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
Fucking brilliant, is all
— Harry Shearer, The Simpsons
He’s a genius, I think
— Jason Rebello
Let’s give thanks for young badasses who play loads of instruments and wreck shop on melodica – Jacob Collier
— Snarky Puppy
Magnificent!
— Chick Corea
Blown away
— Steve Vai
Your music is legend, Jacob…I want to be like you when I grow up
— Peter Erskine
Wow!! Jacob, your stuff is amazing
— Herbie Hancock
Jacob Collier is hands down INCREDIBLE
— Jack Conte
Will blow your mind, and bring a whole lot of musical goodness to your ears.
— Young Hollywood
Undoubtedly the music world’s next genius
— Georgia Mancio, ReVoice Festival
A miracle of other galaxies that came to our Earth
— Maurício Einhorn
Ridiculously creative, and wonderfully sung!!! LOVE to hear this kind of stuff
— Claude McKnight, Take 6
The 8th wonder of the world
— Incognito
The most talented kid on Earth today
— K.D. Lang
Big fan
— Raphael Saadiq
You’re the future, man
— Larry Goldings
I am overjoyed to hear what you are doing
— Chuck Israels
MONSTER!!!! … Such an amazing musician
— Gary Husband
I am a huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge fan!
— Carleen Anderson
You’re a fucking genius, man
— Omar
Very compelling and wonderful performances, arrangements and playing
— Jimmy Haslip
A unique and brilliant talent…absolutely fantastic!
— Leslie Bricusse (Composer of ‘Pure Imagination’)