December 10, 2016, Collier grew up in a family of musicians and has honed his musical ideas from a very young age. He has embraced the world of the Internet to share his distinct form of creativity, becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, wherein he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualizes every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 150,000 international followers and more than 7.5 million YouTube views.
Collier is concurrently working on commissioned arrangements for high-calibre orchestras and bands around the world, giving masterclasses at various schools and universities and collaborating with many different musicians, including features on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Vol. 2 and working with Take 6. Jacob was also involved in Beats by Dre’s Ruby World Cup “The Game Starts Here” television and online campaign, where Jacob arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for their spot. The video on YouTube has garnered more than 117,000 views. His debut album In My Room was released in July 2016, featuring the singles “Saviour,” “Flintstones” and “Hideaway.”