ORIGIN: Jacksonville, 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, escape, empower, and tell stories that inspire imagination, movement, love, lust, thought, emotion, dreams, prayer, and relaxation. To be a vessel. To repeat. An artist and scholar. Light and Dark. Man and Monster.
EXPERIENCE: 17 years of training and development in musicianship, songwriting, music theory, performance, accompaniment, studio recording and arrangement.
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)
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 .
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.
Pianist (1998- Present): formal training in classical and jazz, concert composition and accompaniment, playing by ear.
Songwriter (2008- Present): stylistic emphasis on syllabic rhythm, imagery, and rhyme scheme variation .
Vocalist (2008- Present): religious and academic choir experience, harmonic arrangement, 3 octave vocal range.
Producer (2008- Present): audiation, scoring, LogicPro, Garageband , executive producer for 4 independent releases .
PERFORMANCES (1998- Present)
(contact info available upon request)
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.