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José James

Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, José James combines soul, electronic music and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. In a career spanning nearly 15 years, the New York singer has skilfully reconciled tradition and innovation, between the ultra-contemporary eclecticism of his albums Dreamer (2008) or No Beginning No End 2 (2020) and his albums of covers paying tribute to his heroes Bill Withers (Lean on Me, 2018) or Billie Holiday (Yesterday I Had the Blues, 2015). A regular at the Montreux Jazz Festival, José James has played there three times, the last one this summer at the Petit Théâtre.