Date(s) - 09/07/2017
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jacob Collier to perform for RISE, the Gardner Museum’s pop/rock/hip hop series
BOSTON, MA (July 2017) – YouTube sensation Jacob Collier will bring his one-man, multi-instrumental, multi-visual music to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, kicking off the third season of RISE, the Museum’s popular pop, rock, and hip hop series on Sept. 7. DOMi will open the first show in the series, which spotlights emerging talent and young artists.
Based in London, England, Collier rose to fame when his humble, home-shot YouTube videos went viral. Collier’s music is influenced by a variety of genres, including jazz, a capella, gospel, and soul. He has covered classics by legends, like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones, who said Collier is one of his “favorite young artists on the planet – absolutely mind-blowing.” Since his first upload in Dec. 2011, his talent has attracted more than 300,000 international social media followers and more than 11 million YouTube views.
Most recently, Collier spent the last year collaborating with Ben Bloomberg at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design and build a solo performance vehicle that will help to transform stages and enhance the one-man, multi-instrumental, multi-visual format of Collier’s shows. His debut album, “In My Room,” was released on July 1, 2016. Currently, he is touring around the world producing arrangements for orchestras and bands.
DOMi, a French native and Boston resident, will open for RISE. At two years old, she started playing the piano and drums. The young pianist, keyboardist, and producer went on to study piano at the Nancy Conservatory and at the internationally-renowned Superior National Conservatory of Paris. At age 17, she earned a full Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music.
A keyboard innovator, DOMi rose to fame through social media and caught the attention of Robert Searight II, of Snarky Puppy, Louis Cole, of KNOWER, and received an endorsement from Spectrasonics. Her sound combines jazz, groove, classical, hip hop, gospel, soul, and dubstep. Her first YouTube video went viral, attracting 800,000 views.
RISE concerts begin at 7 p.m. Award-winning and Boston-based DJ Leah V will be the house DJ for every RISE concert this season. The RISE music series started last year in an effort to bring pop, rock, and hip hop music into the Museum’s sonic cube, Calderwood Hall, and is curated by musicians Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio. This year, in an effort to support and engage local emerging artists, the Gardner is partnering with Berklee College of Music to bring in Berklee students and alumni to perform at RISE concerts.
Tickets are required for RISE and include Museum admission. Admission is $27 for adults; $24 for seniors; $17 for members; $12 students and children; and youth age 7 and under not admitted. For information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617-278-5156.
The generous lead sponsor of RISE is the Abrams Foundation. The series also is generously supported by Valentine Talland and Nagesh Mahanthappa. This series is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsor: Improper Bostonian.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – a magical creation of one woman’s daring vision – invites you to awaken your senses and be transported. Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, unforgettable galleries surround a luminous courtyard and are home to masters such as Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, Whistler, and Sargent. The Renzo Piano wing provides a platform for contemporary artists, musicians, and scholars, and serves as an innovative venue where creativity is celebrated in all of its forms.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • 25 Evans Way Boston MA 02215 • Hours: Open Daily from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. • Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella” • $2 off admission with a same-day Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ticket • For information 617 566 1401 • Box Office 617 278 5156 • www.gardnermuseum.org