A Jazz Talk with Jamie Cullum

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Firstly, check out our very own inhouse JazzTalk.News podcast series for 2019 with our very own knowledgeable editor In chief – Nigel J.

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There’s no better way to start the week than an episode of the Jazz Spotlight Podcast like this one! As you probably remember, last week there was a special edition of the show that featured stars from the Pori Jazz Festival: Kevin Eubanks, Pierre Chrétien, Zara McFarlane, Marc Cary and José James.

There are two more great guests of the special edition of the Jazz Spotlight Podcast (in case you’re wondering the episode with the second guest will be online tomorrow).

Today I welcome on the show one of the most successful, talented and coolest performers around: Jamie Cullum!

He’s really the quintessential modern performer: he sings, plays, has his jazz show on BBC Radio 2, was nominated to a bunch of music awards and a Golden Globe for his song Gran Torino (theme of Clint Eastwood’s movie Gran Torino) and had been Guest Director of the popular Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

I caught up with Jamie right before his gig at Pori Jazz Festival to talk about his latest record Momentum, making music with apps (and Jamie told about his favorite ones), Jamie’s jazz influences and much more!

In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
  • How Jamie got started with music (and released his first album)
  • The jazz artists who have influenced him
  • The pianists and records Jamie recommends to those who would like to become jazz pianists
  • Why Jamie used apps, cassette recorders and other “non-traditional” equipment as demo blueprint for Momentum
  • Some of his favorite apps to make music
  • What Jamie belives is the key to become a 360° performer like he is
  • And more!

Last modified: May 28, 2019