José James

José James (born January 20, 1978) is an American vocalist who combines modern jazz and hip-hop.

José James
José James 2008
José James 2008
Background information
Born (1978-01-20) January 20, 1978 (age 42)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
GenresJazz, hip hop, neo soul
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
LabelsBrownswood, Verve, Blue Note, Rainbow Blonde
Associated actsJunior Mance, Chico Hamilton, McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper,
Websitejosejamesmusic.com

BiographyEdit

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]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • The Dreamer (Brownswood Recordings, 2008)
  • Blackmagic (Brownswood Recordings, 2010)
  • For All We Know (impulse!, 2010) (with Jef Neve)
  • No Beginning No End (Blue Note, 2013)
  • While You Were Sleeping (Blue Note, 2014)
  • Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note, 2015)
  • Love in a Time of Madness (Blue Note, 2017)
  • Lean On Me (Blue Note, 2018)
  • The Dreamer (10th Anniversary Edition) (Blue Note, 2018)
  • No Beginning No End 2 (Blue Note, 2020)

SinglesEdit

  • "Blackeyedsusan" (2007)
  • "Park Bench People" (2008)
  • "Desire (Moodymann Remix)" b/w "Love (Ben Westbeech Remix)" (2008)
  • "Blackmagic" (2009)
  • "Warrior" (2010)
  • "I Need Your Love" (2019)
  • "You Know What It Do" (2020)
  • "Turn Me Up (feat. Aloe Blacc)" (2020)
  • "Just The Way You Are" (2020)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • 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)
  • Takuya Kuroda - "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" from Rising Son (2014)
  • Taali - "Star" from I Am Here (2019)
  • Erik Truffaz - "Reflections" from Lune Rouge (2019)
  • Taali - "Snowfall on Orchard" from Were Most Of Your Stars Out? (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  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 Archived January 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine. Edisonaward.nl. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.

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