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DC Jazz Festival Adds Jacob Collier to Lineup

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 5, 2017

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The DC Jazz Festival has added Grammy winner and Youtube sensation Jacob Collier to the festival’s lineup. Collier will perform at Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood on June 17.

Collier, a 22-year-old London native, first caught the attention of music lovers when he posted split-screen videos of himself playing covers of popular songs on YouTube in 2011. Since then, the singer, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist has been discovered by Quincy Jones and signed with the jazz icon’s management. Last year he released his debut album In My Room, which won two Grammy awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and Best Instrumental Composition.

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