Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum is a British pop and jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies himself on other instruments including guitar and drums. Since April 2010, he has been presenting a weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2, broadcast on Tuesdays from 19:00.
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From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz
NPR - over 1 year
Musician Jamie Cullum visits Weekend Edition to share a roundup of favorite new releases from contemporary jazz acts. » EMail This
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Jamie Cullum returns to straight-ahead jazz on new CD
Yahoo News - about 2 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-pianist Jamie Cullum has always been a "record nerd" at heart.
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I Wind Music awards tornano nella Capitale. Lunedì 3 giugno parte la kermesse musicale
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anche quest'anno la musica italiana verrà premiata sul palco dei Wind Music Awards, manifestazione nata nel 2007 nella Capitale e che negli anni, grazie anche a 4 edizioni nella splendida cornice dell'Arena di Verona, ha saputo riportare in primo piano la musica e gli artisti. Lunedì 3 giugno - nuovamente a Roma, al Centrale Live del Foro Italico e in prima serata in diretta su Rai1 - si svolgerà uno degli eventi musicali più seguiti dell'intera stagione: un parterre di stelle si avvicenderà sul palco per ricevere i premi della 7° edizione, mentre la serata verrà condotta da Carlo Conti e Vanessa Incontrada. Tra gli ospiti ci saranno Malika Ayane, Mario Biondi, Francesco De Gregori, Emma, Tiziano Ferro, Max Gazzè, Ligabue (che ritirerà insieme agli altri artisti di Italia Loves Emilia il premio per l'album Italia Loves Emilia - Il Concerto), i Modà, Gianna Nannini, i Negramaro, Max Pezzali; ma oltre ai big di casa, anche alcuni artisti stranieri illumineranno il palco dei WMA, come gli ...
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Investors vote Occidental chairman off the board
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - almost 4 years
Irani’s exit had been on the cards since Occidental announced last month that Steve Chazen, chief executive, would be staying until end of next year
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Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl welcome second daughter
News Briefs - almost 4 years
British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum is a dad again. ”On March 4th @sophiedahl gave birth to our second baby girl, Margot Cullum.
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Jamie Cullum to play at Henley
Bucks Free Press - almost 4 years
JAMIE Cullum has been announced to play the Thursday night at Henley Festival this year.
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Acclaimed Jazz Singer, Pianist and Songwriter Tony DeSare Joins Yamaha Piano Artist Roster
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Retro-contemporary stylist favors the Yamaha Disklavier DCFX piano.New York, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012 Musical sensation Tony DeSare has joined Yamaha’s exceptional piano artist roster, which includes Elton John, Jamie Cullum and Chick Corea. Dubbed the next Male Vocalist “Rising Star” in the 2009 Downbeat Critics Poll, DeSare has won widespread popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. DeSare’s retro-contemporary sound has drawn frequent comparisons to the legendary pop-jazz stylist Frank Sinatra. ...
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Award-winner kicks off town jazz nights
Derbyshire Times - almost 5 years
NEW venture Chesterfield Jazz will open for business this month with a launch concert featuring award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi. Chesterfield jazz musicians Wendy Kirkland and Pat Sprakes are driving the new project, which kicks off on Thursday, May 24, at Club Chesterfield, on Chester Street, and believe they’ve found a gap in the market. “There’s a thriving folk scene in the area but there isn’t anything for jazz,” said Wendy. “We know that people in the area like jazz. Every time I send out a mailing, people ask when we are next playing locally and I had to say that we weren’t.” Pianist and Hammond organist Wendy began her passion for jazz over 15 years ago, studying classical piano up to Grade 8 and then beginning tuition in jazz from some of the UKs top pianists – Kate Williams, daughter of guitarist John Williams, being one of them. Together with guitarist/double bassist husband Pat, she has played at gigs and jazz clubs across the UK including at the Edinburgh and Bre ...
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Paloma Faith and the Guy Barker Orchestra, Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Gregory Porter featuring Jamie Cullum, Jazz Festival, Cheltenham
The Independent - almost 5 years
Two years ago, Paloma Faith and Guy Barker closed the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with an evening of lovelorn torch songs, Down at the End of Lonely Street. On her return engagement, Faith chose to debut the whole of her soon-to-be-released second album as the festival's first Artist in Residence, which also involved her booking (and duetting with) the veteran soul singer Candi Staton, and programming a pop-up cinema. If the 2010 performance had been a rousing if slightly nervy triumph, this time it was sensational. The venue was a hit, too – a circus Big Top, replacing the sonically challenged Town Hall – and Barker's superb arrangements for the 48-piece band created a jazzier, funkier and poppier sound that made the upbeat repertoire really swing and swoosh, aided by a sassy female backing trio.
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Castaway Jamie Cullum plays his own music on Desert Island Discs
This is Bristol - almost 5 years
Pianist Jamie Cullum, whose parents live in Bath, has made Desert Island Discs history by sitting at the piano and performing...
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Sophie Dahl marries Jamie Cullum in secret winter wonderland wedding
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The pair wed on Saturday in a civil ceremony with a winter wonderland theme at Lime Wood, a Regency country house in the New Forest, Hampshire.
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Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom: exclusive album stream
Guardian (UK) - about 5 years
Be among the first to hear <a class="fplink fp-215962" href="/paul+mccartney+1"><a class="fplink fp-215962" href="/paul+mccartney+1">Paul McCartney</a></a>'s cheeky new album Review: <a class="fplink fp-130518" href="/jamie+cullum+1">Jamie Cullum</a> gives his verdict This is the album that <a class="fplink fp-215962" href="/paul+mccartney+1"><a class="fplink fp-215962" href="/paul+mccartney+1">Paul McCartney</a></a> always wanted to make with the Beatles. It's his 15th solo LP – his first for almost five years – and comprises 12 cover versions of songs he grew up listening to in Liverpool, such as Bye Bye Blackbird and It's Only a Paper Moon, which perhaps his father would play on the piano. Oh, plus two originals. Listen out, as well, for guest contributions from Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton. The album's title, Kisses on the Bottom, comes from lead track I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, originally a hit for Fats Waller in 1935. Don't write us ...
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Rising star closes in on singing date with Jamie Cullum
This is Local London - over 5 years
A rising Wimbledon pop star is within touching distance of winning a national music contest after being shortlisted from thousands of entrants.
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Finding Mr Right is Adele of a task - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Just look how happy 6ft model Sophie Dahl is with 5ft 4in singer Jamie Cullum. They make a beautiful family with baby Lyra. A big, fat wallet: Of course it&#39;s nice if the man you love is loaded but this should never be a must-have
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Jazz Breaking News: Kit Downes Trio and Jamie Cullum play Chappell's ... - Jazzwise magazine
Google News - over 5 years
... Pizarro in April and June, and continues with pianist Kit Downes and his trio, including bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren, on 15 September followed by a special show with singer/pianist Jamie Cullum at a date to be confirmed shortly
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jamie Cullum
  • 2014
    Age 34
    In October 2014 Cullum was part of the 2014 BBC charity single for Children in Need, "God Only Knows".
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in the song video, in a hot air balloon, wearing a salmon-coloured Alexander McQueen suit.
    Throughout 2014 and into 2015 Cullum supported Billy Joel on his US arena shows playing many gigs at New York's Madison Square Gardens as well as Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan's Centre.
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    In October 2014 Cullum appeared in a comedy sketch with Jimmy Carr and Daisy Lowe, which was made for Channel 4's The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    At the Jazz FM awards 2013, he was a nominee for UK Jazz Artist of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Cullum's early music career saw him playing three or four times a week at Pizza Express's restaurants throughout London, gaining exposure and later his big break with Universal. Cullum now supports the "Pizza Express Big Audition with Jamie Cullum" competition which gives singers, songwriters and musicians a platform and a chance to win a £5000 prize and a residency at the restaurant chain's Dean Street Jazz Club. In 2011, 7,500 acts entered the competition and the final was held at the Addison's Rooms in Kensington on 23 November. The final was judged by Jamie Cullum himself, Michael Parkinson, M People's Heather Small and other music critics. The winning act was Offbeat South, an urban group of 18- to 21-year-olds from Croydon. The other finalists were Andy Lewis, Elle Watson, Palms 13 and The Yesberger Band.
    Jamie Cullum's album Momentum was released on 20 May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In conjunction with the album, Cullum performed six intimate gigs across Europe; the first was in London. In an interview with NBHAP Cullum told that "Momentum" is about the crossover period from being a young man while having one foot in the adult world, and about the balance of childish fantasies with grand and epic responsibilities. Cullum approached this record in a completely different way to his previous LPs, for the first time using DIY home demos as a blueprint for the majority of its tracks. He used everything from iPhone apps to charity shop keyboards and cassette recorders as his 'go-to' instruments during the process. In September 2013, Chris Hill left the band and was replaced by Loz Garratt (bass). Interlude is an album consisting of Jazz covers which was released on 6 October 2014. Recorded with Producer, Benedic Lamdin of Nostalgia 77, a big band and done in one take, the album was influenced by Jamie's BBC Radio 2 jazz show. The duets which feature on the album include two acts which Jamie's radio show acted as a springboard for their mainstream success, Laura Mvula featured on track "Good Morning Heartache" and Gregory Porter on the lead single "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood".
  • 2012
    Age 32
    Cullum was the subject of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on 25 March 2012.
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    In February 2012, Germany picked Roman Lob with "Standing Still", a composition by Cullum, along with Steve Robson, and Wayne Hector, as their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    In 2011, a portrait of Cullum, painted by British artist Joe Simpson, was exhibited around the UK including a solo exhibition at The Royal Albert Hall.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    Cullum married former model Sophie Dahl in a private ceremony in Hampshire on 9 January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The two now reside in the small town of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire - where Sophie's grandfather Roald Dahl lived for the last half of his life. On 11 September 2010, the couple confirmed that they were expecting a child. Their daughter, Lyra, was born on 2 March 2011. Their second daughter, Margot, was born on 4 March 2013.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    In 2007 Cullum won the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Award for "Best British Male".
    More Details Hide Details He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for his composition Gran Torino for the Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    In 2005 Cullum was nominated for a Grammy while taking BBC Radio 2 "Artist of the Year" honours at the BBC Jazz Awards (as voted for by listeners of Radio 2).
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    In the 2005 BRIT Awards, Cullum was nominated for two awards: "Best Male Artist" and "Best Live Act".
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    At the end of 2005 Cullum was joined by Tom Richards (saxophonist, occasional guitarist and percussion).
    More Details Hide Details Soon after that Sam Wedgwood left to pursue his own solo musical career. At the beginning of 2006 Rory Simmons (trumpeter and guitarist) joined the band as a replacement, bringing the total number of band members (including Cullum himself) to five. In late 2009 Cullum replaced Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums) with Chris Hill (bass) and Brad Webb (drums).
    Cullum toured in support of Catching Tales from the end of October 2005 to December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details On 4 June 2009, Cullum announced the title of his fourth studio album, The Pursuit. The album, which was released on 10 November 2009, is produced by Greg Wells, and the first single is "I'm All Over It", written by Deacon Blue frontman, Ricky Ross. The album was recorded at a Los Angeles studio, using songs that Cullum originally recorded at his Shepherd's Bush recording studio, Terrified Studios. The Pursuit was recorded in a variety of places; Cullum's kitchen, a studio in L.A. and Terrified Studios (his own in Shepherd's Bush). Various musicians were also used in the recording process. Songs recorded in L.A. mostly used session musicians and sees Greg Wells and Cullum play various instrument including drums and bass. "Don't Stop The Music", the second single from the album (released as a download only in January 2010) was recorded with Chris Hill and Brad Webb.
    The third single from the album was the self-penned track "Photograph", which Cullum said was written on New Year's Day 2005 after he found a box of old photographs at his parents house.
    More Details Hide Details A special edition version of Catching Tales was released in Europe, featuring a 20-minute documentary, including behind the scenes footage of Cullum recording the album and on the road footage, from across Europe. Catching Tales has also been released on double vinyl, as was the first single, "Get Your Way". A limited edition version of the "Get Your Way" single was released on red vinyl. Cullum collaborated with Pharrell Williams. They recorded various songs together and it was thought that the track titled "Wifey" would make an appearance on Catching Tales, but this was prevented by legal and contractual problems. Cullum's vocals finally featured on Pharrell's debut solo album, on a track titled "You Can Do It Too", though Cullum is not credited as a featured artist.
    Cullum's third major label album, also produced by Stewart Levine, entitled Catching Tales, was released on 26 September 2005, in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and two weeks later in the United States, on 11 October.
    More Details Hide Details The American and French versions of Catching Tales do not include the track "Fascinating Rhythm", which appears on the European version. The first single released from the album, in the United Kingdom, was "Get Your Way", a collaboration with Dan The Automator that used a sample from the Thad Jones song "Get Out Of My Life, Woman". The second single released, in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, was "Mind Trick", written by Cullum and his brother Ben.
    This was around the same time he voiced future-era DJ English Hughie in the 2005 business simulation PC game The Movies.
    More Details Hide Details Due to the acoustic nature of the music, producer Stewart Levine chose to record and mix Twentysomething entirely on analogue tape. The album includes jazz standards "What a Diff'rence a Day Made", "Singin' in the Rain", and Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick out of You", modern takes on My Fair Ladys "I Could Have Danced All Night", Jeff Buckley’s "Lover, You Should Have Come Over", and Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary", as well as new tracks written by Cullum and his brother Ben, including the first single from the album All At Sea and the title track "Twentysomething".
    Cullum has played at many large music festivals, including Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (in 2006, 2009 and 2015), Glastonbury Festival (in 2004 and 2009), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (in 2005), Coachella 2005, 2006 South by Southwest, North Sea Jazz Festival, the Hollywood Bowl (performing with the Count Basie Orchestra), the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival, the 2007 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival and the 2008 Monterey Jazz Festival.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 April 2006 Cullum played his biggest ever crowd on Queensday in the Netherlands.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    The British Jazz Awards first recognised Cullum's growing success by awarding him the "Rising Star" award, at the 2003 ceremony in July.
    More Details Hide Details At the 2004 BRIT Awards, Cullum was nominated in the "British Breakthrough Act" category. He performed live in the ceremony at Earl's Court, a duet with Katie Melua of The Cure's "The Lovecats".
    Cullum ended 2003 as the UK's biggest selling jazz artist of all time.
    More Details Hide Details Although primarily a jazz musician, Cullum performs in a wide range of styles and is generally regarded as a "crossover" artist with his musical roots firmly based in jazz. Cullum draws his inspiration from many different musicians and listens to an eclectic mix of music from Miles Davis to Tom Waits and many more. Cullum has belonged to several bands, ranging from banging drums in a hip hop group to playing guitar in rock bands such as Raw Sausage and The Mystery Machine, in his teenage youth. Cullum names his elder brother, Ben Cullum, as his biggest musical influence, and the two continue to collaborate extensively. One of the many things that features in Cullum's concerts is the Stomp box (not to be confused with an effect pedal for guitars), made from a small wooden block. The stompbox is used to amplify a musician's tapping foot. Cullum found this in Melbourne, Australia and uses it to enhance upbeat and fast-paced songs such as "Seven Nation Army", originally by The White Stripes and "Gold Digger", originally by Kanye West. He is also often found using a looping machine. This plays a heavy part in Cullum's versions of "Seven Nation Army" and "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. Cullum also beatboxes at most gigs.
    Cullum's second studio album, Twentysomething, released in October 2003, went platinum and became the No. 1 selling studio album by a jazz artist in the United Kingdom.
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    Just after Cullum made his first television appearance, on Parkinson in April 2003, he signed a £1m contract for three albums with Universal, who beat Sony in a bidding war.
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  • 1999
    Age 19
    With only £480 to produce it, Cullum released his first album, Jamie Cullum Trio—Heard it All Before, in 1999, of which 500 copies were made.
    More Details Hide Details Due to their rarity, original copies have sold for as much as £600 on eBay. The success of Heard it All Before resulted in Cullum being invited to appear on Geoff Gascoyne's album Songs of the Summer. After graduating from Reading University, Cullum released his best-selling album, Pointless Nostalgic, which stirred interest from Michael Parkinson and Melvyn Bragg.
  • 1979
    Born on August 20, 1979.
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