Original air date Jan 4, 2020 | Time 59:00
Jacob Collier was born August 2, 1994 and this 25 yr old has been signed to management by Quincy Jones. His mother is a violinist who teaches at the Royal Academy in London and his grandfater also taught there. His grandmother, Lila Wong, is Chinese. Jacob began his career at 17 yrs old, uploading homemade multi-instrumental videos to youtube in 2011, including Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry About a Thing". His work caught the attention of Quincy Jones who flew him to the Montreaux Jazz Festival where he also met Herbie Hancock. Jacob opened for Herbie and Chick Corea at the Montreaux Festival in 2015.
His first album "In My Room" was released in July 2016. That same year he was a featured soloist on Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner Vol 2. In Feb 2017 he received 2 Grammy awards for Best Arrangements for his Stevie Wonder's "You and I" and "The Flintstones". That same year he composed the ringtone for Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone. He produced and performed on two songs from Beccas Steven's "Regina". He collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack for the movie "Boss Baby". He performed at the Coachella Festival in CA.
in 2018 he announced a four volume recording project with the first album "Djesse 1" being released in Dec 2018 and Vol 2 released in July 2019. He has received 2 Grammy nominations for work on Vol 2.
He appears on Coldplay's "Everyday Life" released in Nov 2019 on the song "Cry, Cry, Cry".