About

IMG_9848Jacksonville, Florida native raised on R&B, Rap & Hip-Hop at home, Gospel In church and Jazz, Classical & World Music in school.

MISSION: To create, express, empower, and narrate life through music.

EXPERIENCE: 17 years of training and development in musicianship, songwriting, music theory, performance, accompaniment, studio recording and arrangement.

RELEASES
Songs By Jacob, Jacob Avis, EP, Digital (2014)
Rationale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Jacob Avis, EP, Digital (2013)

StudentVsArtist, Jacob Avis, EP, Digital & CD (2012)



SKILLS
Keyboard & Piano (1998- Present): formal training in classical and jazz, concert composition and accompaniment, playing by ear.
Songwriting (2008- Present):
 stylistic emphasis on syllabic rhythm, imagery, and rhyme scheme variation
.
Vocalist (2008- Present): choir experience, harmonic arrangement, 3 octave vocal range.
Producer (2008- Present): 
audiation, scoring, LogicProX, Garageband
, executive producer for 4 independent releases
.

FEATURES AND COLLABORATIONS

Seven, S.O.S, Album, Digital & CD (2014)
: Vocal feature on 2/6 tracks
Love B.O.A.T.S, Mary Bowman, EP, Digital & CD (2014)
: Co-producer, vocal arrangement, vocal feature on 5/6 tracks
Land of Tapehistry, Danni Cassette, EP, Digital & CD (2011)
: Producer, vocal arrangement on 2/6 tracks

LEADERSHIP
President, Singer Songwriter Society, University of Florida (2010-2012)
: Hosted collaboration and artist development forums for 26 artists
, Delegated artists to campus-wide performance opportunities.

PERFORMANCES
(1998- Present)
Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C., Lorna Pinkney
Touche’, Washington, D.C., Afi Soul
Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C., Mary Bowman
Asylum Studios, Atlanta, GA, Gordon Chambers
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, Afi Soul
Sweet Mel’s, Gainesville, FL, Zech Wilson
18 YouTube youtube uploads, 240,000+ views
State and nationwide performances with symphonic, concert, jazz, and marching bands during grade school.