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2016 Digital Initiative of the Year

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Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, UK, Jacob has been inspired by many sounds – his music combines elements of Jazz, A cappella, Groove, Folk, Gospel and Soul which all blend together to create the world of “Jacob Collier.” Jacob has spent the last six months collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, designing and building a ground-breaking solo live performance vehicle, which brings his one-man, multi-instrumental, multi-visual format of music to the stage through the use of technologies never seen or heard before in performance. Jacob recently debuted this show at the Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.
His new album titled ‘In My Room’, out on July 1st, recorded from the comforts of his room at home, takes full advantage of the technology afforded him in his new performance allowing Jacob to create seemingly endless layers of harmonies with none other than himself for company. Having already been a feature on ‘BBC’s Music Introducing’ Jacob’s talent has been recognised as a truly innovative style of performance by many of the current giants of the Jazz and wider musical world.

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