About this Artist
Recognized by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike as one of the most gifted young artists of modern times, 28-year-old Jacob Collier already has a seemingly endless list of achievements. He has received five Grammy wins along with 11 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year nominations in 2021 and 2023.
As a result, his roster of collaborators is astoundingly varied and vibrant. Jacob’s voice has been featured on recent songs from the likes of Coldplay, SZA, Stormzy, and Kehlani. In his own projects, Collier has worked with an unpredictable cast of artistic powerhouses, from Malian singer Oumou Sangaré to John Mayer, T-Pain, Ty Dolla $ign, Daniel Caesar, and Tori Kelly (to name a few).
Collier has left such a mark on the artistic landscape already that he has been profiled by the most prolific media outlets, has recorded two NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, has spoken at the renowned TED conference, and has performed on multiple national late-night TV shows.
Exploding onto the global stage with the viral success of his multi-frame, multi-instrumental YouTube covers, Collier caught the attention of Quincy Jones and under his mentorship released his debut album, In My Room, in 2016. Recorded, produced, and played entirely by Collier, In My Room heralded the arrival of a staggering musical mind.
Djesse (his most recent album project) has been a natural progression from the one-man process of In My Room, expanding to include collaborators from all over the world. In what has been defined as a four-album epic, the resulting volumes of Djesse have delivered on Collier’s ambitious promise, featuring an incredible array of artistic peers and musical themes that encompass everything from orchestral composition to folk songwriting, R&B, rap, and pop.
Although Collier has already achieved more than most artists could hope for in a lifetime, he is still restlessly creative. Alongside the upcoming release of Djesse Vol. 4, he has plans for future projects centered on solo piano, orchestras, and film scoring, and he has written for a forthcoming West End musical on the life of legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. With such an ineffable and unpredictable career to date, the only certainty is that Collier will continue to surprise and delight, no matter which avenue he explores next.