Hindi Zahra's tour is now nearing a close, which means she is that much nearer to her final date at CMJ in NYC! Join her with some other wonderful acts at the France Rocks showcase on October 19th. More details on the event and RSVP below.
If you're curious to hear more from her recently released album, Handmade, take advantage of KCRW'sfull stream that runs until November! The folks over at KCRW definitely got good taste.
Our show with José James this weekend was a great success. José and his band were on point with their blend of classic jazz structures, experimental sounds and hip hop rhythms. Jordana de Lovely sang background vocals, providing a nice feminine counterpart to José's smooth deep voice.
Between songs, José made sure to thank his major influences and collaborators, including Flying Lotus and Taylor McFerrin. He noted Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington (and many more) after his version of "Save Your Love For Me," and expressed his dedication to Billy Strayhorn before launching into "Lush Life." Overall, José and the band wowed the audience with various tracks from Blackmagic and a couple tracks off his upcoming project with Jef Neve on Impulse, For All We Know.
Enjoy the photos, and a big thank you to those of you who came out!
Tomorrow, April 17th, at Hiro BallroomJosé James brings a touch of his Black Magic to New York City. After a 2 year absence from New York, José finally returns to his old home with 2 albums to his name (and a third soon to come) and a few world tours under his belt. He has been dubbed the 'jazz voice of a generation' by some and what a voice it is indeed. Don't miss your chance to catch him live tomorrow night performing the latest from his album Black Magic.
You can catch him on KCRW right now if you are tuned in and hear him talk about his show last night in LA and his upcoming show tomorrow night in NYC.
After a 2 year absence from NYC, José James is finally back and he has a brand new CD to show off. Blackmagic, released February 1st, has been garnering steady critical acclaim since its release. Featuring the likes of Flying Lotus on the production team, this album is both a nod to José's jazz roots as well as a step into a new R&B laden sound for him. Put Me On It blogger said it best when she said "this is the kind of album that makes you want to name your first born José, even if you're Nigerian."
He will be making a rare NYC appearance on Saturday, April 17 at Hiro Ballroom. There are very limited advance tickets and table reservations available here.
If you haven't heard the new album, you should do yourself a favor and get it now. In the meanwhile here is a remix of his new track "Warrior."
If you missed it, here are some photos from Wednesday night's show with V V Brown and special guest DJ GE-OLOGY. Not only did V V look and sound beautiful but she gave a quick nod to Carnival by pulling out an amazing head piece to start off her show.