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Jose James @ The Troubadour

  • Troubador 9081 N Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA United States (map)

Nov 7th 2018 @ Troubadour (Doug Weston's Troubadour Tavern)

Los Angeles, CA

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About José James

Genres: 

Soul, Jazz, Popular Music, Funk, Electronic Soul Music

Band Members: 

José James

Hometown: 

New York, NY

“Catch up with Jose James now because he's a rarity – an artist evolving at warp speed.” —NPR All Things Considered “The vocalist José James makes utterly contemporary music...in his elegant, cerebral, seductive way... [He] skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel, yet maintaining a strong awareness of a lineage that stretches from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye to Lou Rawls to Maxwell... he holistically heals the rift between radio-friendly songcraft and virtuoso flair.” —NPR Music “[James has] always been one to try stuff out – he successfully collaborated with Flying Lotus on Blackmagic… he finds a way to make an eclectic approach feel unified and whole.” —Pitchfork “[James] sounds like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and hip-hop and R&B, slow-cooked for more than 50 years.” —The New York Times “Is José James a jazz singer or a soul singer? Old school or new school? A guardian of tradition or a seeker of thrills? Yes, yes and yes.” —Los Angeles Times "James [is a] genre hybridist who claims both b-boys and jazz purists in his fan base... a winningly singular presence in contemporary American music. Not just singular, but magnetic." —Los Angeles Times

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