This Friday 11/22/13 Jose James and his live band will be performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and we’ve got tickets for you to keep reading »
A bridge ride away, the borough of Brooklyn was home to some of the most important musicians ever. From Art Blakey to Carmen McCrae, Wayne Shorter to Noel Pointer, Kings County was home to jazz royalty. Jack Dejohnette once famously played John Coltrane compositions at Brooklyn Museum with ‘Trane’s own son, Ravi.
Check out photos Jose James, Shuggie Otis, & Hiatus Kaiyote at Summerstage 2013 courtesy of Deneka Peniston (Peniston Photography).
José James and Taylor McFerrin have both been on the minds of music makers, consumers, and tastemakers for a while now. We sat down to take a look at how they have collaborated over the years, their friendship, common influences, and what comes next for the pair in our video feature below.
We’ve long been singing the praises of the the live band José James has out together, but this is just on another level. James and crew headed out to Amsterdam to team up with Amsterdam’s Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) for a performance captured by Het Radio 4 Concerthuis.
On the tails of releasing his latest, No Beginning No End, José James has been participating in a lot of interesting events that bring the audience into his world. This past weekend saw James live-tweeting his thoughts and recollections of the process while he listened through the album. Today, José will be at the Soho Apple Store as a part of their “Meet the Musicians” series. Check out the details below!
José James is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated No Beginning No End (NPR First Listen) and we’ve got a pari of tickets to giveaway to his Highline Ballroom Show! “No Beginning No End sums up how I feel about music right now, I don’t want to be confined to any particular style. I decided I didn’t want to be considered a jazz singer anymore and that was really freeing. Once I realized that jazz singing is just something that I do and it’s just a label, it freed me as an artist to just write without any boundaries.”
We’re about to welcome in 2013 and subsequently there is a lot to be excited about. Concerts, albums, artists, artwork, and more are coming in the new year. Check out just a few of the things you should be excited about in 2013!
This week José James performed “Trouble” off of his upcoming album No Beginning, No End on the Conan O’Brien Show. As always it was a stellar performance with his band that boasts Kris Bowers on keys/piano, Solomon Dorsey on bass, Nate Smith on drums, Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, and Corey King on trombone. This is without a doubt one of the baddest live bands around now.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release of José James’ No Beginning, No End, the team released a series of videos featuring iconic pianist and collaborator Robert Glasper interviewing James about the new record, his unique voice and influences, and what’s next.