Jose James

With lyrics, flow and an undeniable passion for music tradition, José James is turning the worlds of hip-hop and jazz on its ears with a swinging, intelligent hybrid of vocal styles. Experience is already on his side: student of drummer Chico Hamilton, singing with pianist Junior Mance, and touring with pianist McCoy Tyner. His three albums to date—including 2010’s standards album For All We Know—have earned the highest critical praise, and made him, to many, the harbinger of jazz singing to come.