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Jacob Collier: 2017 Artist Profile

Jacob Collier is scheduled to perform Saturday on the Main Stage from 7:30 until 8:40.

Jacob Collier -1180632Jacob Collier is one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, Jacob has embraced the world of the internet to share his uniquely creative talent. He is best known for his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos, wherein he sings all of the parts, plays all the instruments, and adds visual elements through a mosaic of video screens. Jacob has spent the last year collaborating with Ben Bloomberg at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), designing and building a groundbreaking solo live performance vehicle, which brings his one-man, multi-instrumental, multi-visual format of music making to the stage in a way that has never been seen or heard before. The Guardian heralded Collier as “jazz music’s new messiah.” His debut album, In My Room, released in July, ranked number one on the iTunes Jazz chart in twenty-three countries and debuted at number one on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart.

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Photo by Harald Krichel (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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