Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, JACOB COLLIER, will make his first appearance in Australia to play two exclusive dates in April/May. Jacob will spend an evening at Sydney’s iconic The Basement on Monday 30th April, before taking in Melbourne’s Howler on Tuesday 1st May.
The 23-year old prodigy has been dubbed by many as one of the most innovative, creative musicians of his generation, rising to popularity through his viral homemade multi-track YouTube videos. 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-harmonisation.
His viral hits, including his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing’, earnt him some legendary fans including Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, and Take 6. Music icon Quincy Jones was so impressed by Collier’s videos that he later signed him to his management company, Quincy Jones Productions.
Collier’s debut album, In My Room (2016), was recorded, composed and produced entirely by Jacob at his home in London. The album topped 23 international iTunes Jazz charts, and earned him two Grammy Awards, garnering critical acclaim worldwide.
“Jacob’s warmly humanistic debut In My Room securely positions him as this year’s wunderkind-to-watch.” — NPR
“What makes Collier unique is his virtuosity and musical intelligence. By the end of his prodigious set, it was hard to imagine how anything could follow it, let alone equal it. 5 Stars” — The Telegraph
“Jacob Collier is blowing minds.” — Billboard
“Jazz’s new Messiah.” — The Guardian
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.
Currently touring the world with this One-Man-Show, Collier is also 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.
If that’s not enough for a twenty-something year old award winner, Collier also recently recorded music for the score of DreamWorks’ latest animated film, “Boss Baby”, with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer and at Coachella 2017, Collier took the stage with Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams to perform the song ‘Freedom’.
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JACOB COLLIER | 2018 TOUR DATES
Presented by Chugg Entertainment
Monday 30th April – The Basement
Tuesday 1st May – Howler