José James ‘The Deamer’

Friday 9 July 2021 / 20h15 – 21h30

Jose James – vocals
Ashley Henry – keys
Robin Mullarkey – bass
Richard Spaven – drums
Taali – guest performer

Doors of this festival day open at 17h30. Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day. This is a seated concert day. Tickets are being offered per table of one, two or four. Ticket price is 39 euro. Child tickets (-12) are available at 8 euros (see conditions).
22.30-00.00 h. - Taxiwars
20.15-21.30 h. - José James 'The Dreamer'
18.30-19.30 h. - Naima Joris
José James is usually described as the jazz singer of the hip-hop generation. The American singer from Minneapolis brought his honeyed voice to New York City, where he co-founded Rainbow Blonde Records. He was inspired by Marvin Gaye, Flying Lotus, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane for his unique sound that mixes jazz, soul and hip-hop. When his album The Dreamer was released in 2008 on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, The Guardian dubbed him a bastard child of Leon Thomas, Bobby McFerrin and D’Angelo. This year, James will treat Gent Jazz to a performance of that breakthrough album – his ode to Martin Luther King.