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Jacob Collier

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:32pm

A breathtakingly original talent, Jacob Collier is a fearlessly virtuosic singer and multi-instrumentalist. Embracing jazz, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian music, pop, gospel and soul, he combines minimalist grooves and loops with vocals of ear-worm catchiness. He has caught the attention of a vast internet following and some of today’s great musicians, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea amongst them. Complete with a bewildering array of instruments, technical gadgetry, big screens and live camerawork, his shows not only capture the spirit of his multi-layered viral Youtube hits but enhance them in performances of freewheeling high-energy and scintillating improvisational spontaneity. A genuine, unclassifiable star.

'Staggering and unique... jazz’s new Messiah'

The Guardian