José James

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José James
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José James 2008
Background information
Born (1978-01-20) January 20, 1978 (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
GenresJazz, hip hop, neo soul
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
LabelsBrownswood, Verve, Blue Note
Associated actsJunior Mance, Chico Hamilton, McCoy Tyner
Websitewww.josejamesmusic.com

José James (born January 20, 1978) is an American vocalist best known for performing and blending modern jazz and hip-hop. James performs all over the world both as a bandleader and with other groups.

Biography[edit]

José James attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In 2008, he debuted with his first album, The Dreamer, on the Brownswood label.[1][2] Blackmagic followed in 2010.[2] 2010's For All We Know came out on the Impulse! label.[2][3] For All We Know became the winner of both the Edison Award[3] and L'Académie du Jazz Grand Prix for best Vocal Jazz Album of 2010.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Dreamer (2008)
  • Blackmagic (2010)
  • For All We Know (2010) (with Jef Neve)
  • No Beginning No End (2013)
  • While You Were Sleeping (2014)
  • Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (2015)
  • Love in a Time of Madness (2017)
  • Lean On Me (2018)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Dreamer for Club Lovers (2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "Blackeyedsusan" (2007)
  • "Park Bench People" (2008)
  • "Desire (Moodymann Remix)" b/w "Love (Ben Westbeech Remix)" (2008)
  • "Blackmagic" (2009)
  • "Warrior" (2010)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • J.A.M – "Jazzy Joint" from Just a Maestro (2008)
  • Jazzanova – "Little Bird" from Of All the Things (2008)
  • Nicola ConteRituals (2008)
  • Yellowtail – "Kings & Queens" from Grand & Putnam (2009)
  • DJ Mitsu the Beats – "Promise in Love" from A Word to the Wise (2009)
  • Basement Jaxx – "Gimme Somethin' True" from Scars (2009)
  • Basement Jaxx – "Where R We Now" from Zephyr (2009)
  • Timo Lassy – "The More I Look at You" and "Ya Dig" from Round Two (2009)
  • Chico HamiltonTwelve Tones of Love (2009)
  • J.A.M – "Lovejam" from Just Another Mind (2010)
  • Richard Spaven – "Maz" from Spaven's 5ive (2010)
  • Nicola Conte – Love & Revolution (2011)
  • Oh No – "Dues n Donts" from Ohnomite (2012)
  • SuphalaAlien Ancestry (2013)
  • Soil & "Pimp" Sessions – "Summer Love" from Circles (2013)
  • Kris Bowers – "Ways of Light" from Heroes + Misfits (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jose James, Jef Neve Rekindle Jazz Flame. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c José James – Music Biography, Credits and Discography. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived March 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Winnaars Edison Jazz/World bekend | Edison – de oudste muziekprijs van Nederland. Edisonaward.nl. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.

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