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Jacob Privette

Jacob PrivetteJacob Grau Privette (also known on stage as “Jake Grey”) is a 19-year-old singer-composer. He is a Hispanic-American, a native of Georgia, and speaks both English and Spanish. He not only sings and composes music, but he also plays three instruments including the guitar and the Ukulele. He attended Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia from August 2009 to May 2012. He studied at Eastside High School in Covington, Georgia for his senior year while doing dual enrollment at Georgia Perimeter College. He graduated from Eastside High School in 2013. In January 2014 he began Integrated Studies in Music and Business Management with Minors in Digital Media and Marketing at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah. He previously attended Georgia Perimeter College from 2012 to 2013.

Jacob is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has said, “Performing makes me happy. I pray that as I improve, others can come to Christ because of who I am and what I stand for.” On his Mormon.org profile, he stated, “I make sure that others know I am a Mormon and a disciple of Christ. I strive to have a strong testimony and explain my religion to all of God’s children. I try to be an example of the believers. I love to serve others and help others come to Christ.”

At the young age of 8, he lost his mother to a terminal type of brain cancer. She passed away 6 short days after he was baptized. About his baptism, he commented, “I felt the spirit very strongly that day and could feel my Father in Heaven’s love for me as well as my mother’s love for me even though she would pass 6 days later. My baptism was a testimony-builder and a powerful spiritual experience that I will never forget.”

Jacob is a true entrepreneur. He started his own company, Jake Grey Studios in 2013. The company specializes in photography and cinematography. Also being a quick study, he purchased a DSLR camera and taught himself photography and videography. His company has worked with/for such talented individuals as T-Pain, Skylar Grey, Jamie Costa, Foreign Figures, Mimi Knowles, and KFaceTV. The company has also been involved in several popular YouTube videos such as Taylor Swift – Shake It Off Disney Style.

Jacob also shares his own music on YouTube and has two songs posted on his channel. His song “Upside down” was published on 27 October 2015 and has been viewed over 1,200 times. His song “Love Dream” was published on 10 November 2015 and has been viewed 485 times. In the description of his YouTube channel he states, “Music gave me that reason to live. Music erased the loneliness inside of me.”

Jacob Privette is an immensely talented young man with an extremely bright future ahead of him. With his faith as his guiding light, and his unwavering drive and determination, he is certainly destined to be a success at whatever he puts his mind to do. He currently lives in Provo, Utah.

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