EDITOR’S CHOICE: JOSÉ JAMES
JULY 31 AT 21:00 CEST
Like every month, Editor’s Choice presents a hand-picked favorite of Stingray DJAZZ's editor-in-chief Rokas Kučinskas. This month's choice is vocalist José James and his 2019 performance from the Jazz à Vienne festival. While originally from the United States, José James rose to fame in London, United Kingdom, where he was noticed by influential tastemaker Gilles Peterson. Today, James's is one of the most recognizable male voices of the global jazz scene. Watch José James’s performance on Stingray DJAZZ on Saturday, July 31 at 21:00 CEST.
José James - Jazz a Vienne
SATURDAY, JULY 31 AT 21:00 CEST
Since bursting onto the international scene in the late 2000s, José James and his honeyed voice are as bewitching as ever in this 2019 performance at Jazz à Vienne. Flitting between raw soul, soul-folk, hip-hop, and jazz, James is one of the few vocalists capable of keeping the crossover created by Ray Charles in the ‘50s alive. After sensitive and intelligent odes to Billie Holiday and John Coltrane, this time James pays tribute to a living legend of American popular music: soul man Bill Withers. James performs Bill Withers's unforgettable songs, accompanied by Marcus Machado (guitar), Aneesa Strings (bass, vocals), and Aaron Steele (drums).