Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jamie Cullum U.S. tour and album news

Blue Note Records recording artist Jamie Cullum will kick off 2015 with a headline tour that introduces audiences to his new album, Interlude, which will be released in the U.S. on January 27.

Cullum, who is the best-selling jazz artist in U.K. history, will launch the run with an intimate show at Largo in Los Angeles on Jan. 24. For his February dates, which include an evening at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on February 5, he will be backed by a big band. Cullum recently supported Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden and Penn State and will return to the Garden on Dec. 18 and Jan. 9 to open for him. He will also open Joel’s arena concerts in Dallas (Jan. 22) and Miami (Jan. 31). See below for itinerary.

Fans can see Cullum performing a pair of tracks from Interlude live at France’s 2014 Jazz à Vienne festival:

Interlude marks a shift to straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music.

Working with producer Benedic Lamdin of Nostalgia 77, Cullum selected a number of jewels from the American songbook, including the title track, which was penned by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli, and added a couple of modern surprises.

Fans who pre-order the digital album on will instantly receive “My One and Only Love” plus the first single, “Good Morning Heartache” featuring Laura Mvula, and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” featuring Gregory Porter. Interlude can be pre-ordered on Amazon in CD and vinyl formats.

Cullum is the subject of a cover story in the December issue of JazzTimes. A keen amateur photographer, Jamie invited Michael Agel of Leica Camera to accompany him on tour in the U.S. earlier this year. Their photographs – and some from Cullum’s personal collection – are showcased in the exhibit “Life and Music,” which just opened at the Leica Studio-S in London.

U.S. Tour Dates:

12/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden – with Billy Joel

1/9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden – with Billy Joel
1/22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – with Billy Joel
1/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo – headline show
1/31 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena – with Billy Joel
2/3 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center – headline show
2/4 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre – headline show
2/5 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre – headline show
2/6 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre – headline show
2/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall – headline show
2/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts – headline show
2/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore – headline show

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