- Thu, March 30 2017
2828 35th St.
- 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
JOSÉ JAMES’ “LOVE in the TIME OF MADNESS TOUR” feat. NATE SMITH
Doors promptly open at 7:00pm:
SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES TO INCLUDE:
Corey King (www.corey-king.com)
SPECIAL OFFER – A digital download of José James forthcoming album, Love In A Time of Madness, is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.
VIP TICKETS – The VIP Tickets will include Meet and Greet with Jose James and the band one hour before the show along with 1 complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
ABOUT JOSÉ JAMES
Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City-based vocalist José James combines jazz, soul, drum’n’bass, and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. While he states his main influences as John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, and Billie Holiday, his sound on early 12″ singles and in live performances brought to mind such icons of ’70s jazz-soul as Terry Callier, and his music felt more like an update of the fluid crossover approach of Gil Scott-Heron, while also being distinctly his own.
James signed to Blue Note Records in 2012 and issued “Trouble,” his first single for the label, in September of that year. His fourth album, No Beginning, No End, was released in January 2013. James began composing while on the road. New songs reflected a renewed interest in artists he listened to growing up as well as newer ones who had made an impression. As a result, he cut While You Were Sleeping, a collection that reflected rock alongside R&B and jazz. It was released in June 2014.
In commemoration of the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday—a singer that he claimed from the beginning of his career as his “musical mother”—James recorded nine songs written by or associated with her. The album, titled Yesterday I Had the Blues, was produced by Blue Note label head Don Was and was released in March 2015.
Jose James website HERE