Artist Introduction: Jacob Collier

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, singer, videographer — all things Jacob Collier does on a scale of exceptional to superb.

He recently released an album, In My Room, and below is one of the songs from that album. He’s barely into his 20s and has already shown that he ain’t messing around, most notably becoming the protegé of Quincy Jones; other Collier fans include Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

Jacob Collier – Hajanga

My rating (careful — it’s complicated):

♦ – One of my current favorite artists

0 – Definitely needs a listen

0 – He’s okay

0 – Not recommended, but go ahead, it’s a free country

0 – Stay away…seriously

0 – This choice is clearly not needed.

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Ben Saylor’s #JazzClones

Ben Saylor, a multi-instrumentalist and teacher of music, started something he’s dubbed #JazzClones. And it’s marvelous.

He videos himself many times over, each time singing or playing a different part. Other artists, like Jacob Collier, have done this before. But Saylor nails it.

Check out these videos to see what I mean.

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