Jose James

    Genre : Jazz Vocal

    Perform on:
    Saturday March 5, 2011
    C1 PAC Hall
    Sunday March 6, 2011
    A1 TEBS Hall

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About This Act :

Since his explosive arrival on the international scene vocalist Jose James has consistently dazzled critics and audiences alike with his smooth combination of soul, hip-hop and jazz. Using his musical mentors John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday as compasses, he effortlessly blurs the lines between musical genres through his love of connecting to audiences worldwide and in the sheer joy of creation.

Blessed with a warm, rich baritone reminiscent of Terry Callier, Jon Lucien and Gil-Scott Heron, Jose has toured internationally at venues such the Umbria, Nice, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, Billboard Live Tokyo, Ancienne Belgique, Centro Cultural Sao Paolo, the Hermitage St. Petersburg, Central Park Summerstage and London's Royal Festival Hall.

His debut album "The Dreamer" was released in 2008 to worldwide acclaim, including #21 Critic's Pick of JazzTimes Top 50 Jazz Albums of that year. His sophomore release "BLACKMAGIC" explored the worldwide underground, featuring production from Flying Lotus, Moodymann, Taylor McFerrin, and DJ Mitsu the Beats.

Currently signed to the legendary Impulse! label, Jose's artistry took a classic route with "For All We Know," an intimate reading from the Great American Songbook with pianist Jef Neve.

As a guest artist Jose has worked with Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Christian McBride, Gilles Peterson, Bassment Jaxx, Nicola Conte, Jazzanova, and Flying Lotus.