Grammy Award-winning artist and jazz music wunderkind, Jacob Collier, is heading his way to New Zealand for the first time ever. He is set to play two intimate concerts in Auckland and Wellington as part of his latest 'Djesse' tour this September.
The 24-year old prodigy has been dubbed by many as one of the most innovative, creative musicians of his generation. He has risen to popularity through his viral, homemade, multi-track YouTube videos. Following on from chart-topping and award-winning debut 'In My Room', Jacob will perform songs from his latest offering 'Djesse Vol. 1', and yet-to-be released album 'Djesse Vol. 2'. These are the first two volumes of his four-album cycle that features a global cast of musical inspirations—stretching the boundaries of music to unprecedented levels.
Jacob Collier's latest tour scales up the concepts behind his original one-man-show—incorporating a band of multi-talented performers and playing over 30 acoustic and electronic instruments. All the instruments are linked together in a way that allows elements of each to interact with a staggering array of sounds and textures. These techniques are taken from Jacob's top-selling albums and music adventures all over the world.
This multi-instrument performer also sends messages to a custom-designed lighting system—resulting in a tightly synchronised visual experience mixed with his live looping and custom-built harmony setting. All of these provide a new and uniquely "Jacobian" experience—a mix of human and technological elements, with the ultimate goal of bringing together as many people as possible through his incredible music.
"Jazz's new Messiah." – The Guardian
"Jacob Collier makes staggering, complex music effortless." – NPR
"An absolute genius... I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category. One of my favourite young artists on the planet—absolutely mind-blowing." – Quincy Jones
During his spanning career, Jacob has collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Herbie Hancock, has played with Pharrell Williams at 'Coachella' 2017, and has performed a TED Talk and a BBC Proms concert. He has also composed music for Dreamworks' animated film 'Boss Baby', has commissioned as an arranger for bands and orchestras worldwide, and has taught Masterclasses amidst his global tour.
Prepare to witness two evenings of music revolution with Jacob Collier's astounding performances this September!