About

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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.

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)



FEATURES AND COLLABORATIONS

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

SKILLS 

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.