Jacob Collier

Collier in 2020, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Collier Moriarty

Place of Birth: Camden, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 2 August, 1994

Ethnicity: English, Irish, one quarter Chinese

Jacob Collier is a British musician.

He is the son of Patrick Moriarty, a headteacher, and Susan Collier, a violinist, conductor, and professor. He was raised by his mother, who is pictured here.

Jacob’s paternal grandfather’s surname is Moriarty, which is of Irish origin.

Jacob’s maternal grandfather was named Derek Collier. Derek was born in West Ham, Essex, England, to a mother surnamed Wilkinson. He was a violinist, and leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Jacob’s maternal grandmother was named Lila/Leila Wong. Lila was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and is of Chinese descent.

Sources: http://ottawajazzfestival.com

Obituary of Jacob’s maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) – http://nanaimobulletin.comĀ 

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