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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
THE B-SIDE
Jacob Collier (Membran)
3/13/17

WHAT IT IS: The two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London is well-known for his viral YouTube videos, which have turned numerous legendary artists into fans, including Quincy Jones, who now acts as a mentor and manager. His newly developed one-man live show—created in collaboration with MIT—and his recently released debut album, In My Room, has spurred critics such as NPR to say he’s the year’s “wunderkind-to-watch,” Vice to imply he’s one of the greatest performers since Prince and The Guardian to herald Collier as “Jazz’s new messiah.”
ALBUM: In My Room
RELEASE DATE: 7/1/16
SINGLE: “Hideaway”
TV: Harry (to air in April), Tavis Smiley (taped on Monday 3/6)
LIVE: Currently on a world tour for In My Room with upcoming U.S. dates that include stops at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (3/4), Boston’s Brighton Music Hall (4/13), Portland’s Alberta Rose (4/23), Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (4/28), San Francisco Jazz Festival (6/7), L.A.’s Playboy Jazz Festival (6/10), N.Y.’s Blue Note Jazz Festival (6/20-21), Rochester Jazz Festival (6/23), Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival (6/24) and Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival (7/21-23)
INTERNET: 10m+ YouTube views; 475k+ views for N.Y. Times Facebook Live; 260k+ online social followers; “Hajanga” single was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist
RADIO: BBC Radio 2KCRWWBGOJazz FM
PRESS: KCRW and Young Hollywood video premieres; love from NPR (including All Things Considered), New York TimesVicePeopleForbes,Just Jared Jr.GuardianTelegraphJazzwise, more
BOOKING: Noah Simon/UTA
PUBLISHING: John Massa/Music & Media International
MANAGEMENT: Adam Fell/Quincy Jones Productions