photo: Janette Beck
Presents No Beginning No End
Having just released his new album “No Beginning No End”, José James is known as a jazz singer of the hip-hop generation, combining elements of jazz, soul and drum and bass with the spoken word to create his own brand of vocal jazz.
James lists John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holliday as his prime influences. His debut album “Dreamer” was released in 2008 to international acclaim, placing as high as 21 on Jazz Times Top 50 list. José James was also voted rising star in the category of male vocalists in DownBeats critics poll 2011.
José James, vocals, acoustic guitar
Kris Bowers, keyboards
Solomon Dorsey, bass, vocals
Takuya Kuroda, trumpet
Nate Smith, drums
Corey King, trombone
Ricky-Tick Big Band and José James at Jazztent, 26.4. 7:00 p.m.