English jazz-pop singer songwriter Jamie Cullum is taking the grand stage at Symphony Hall following his return with an eighth studio album. His album ‘Taller’ was released on 7 June 2019 last year, which he wrote and recorded at home and at the studio of his long-time friend and collaborator Troy Miller.
Cullum kick started his career when he recorded his first album, Heard It All Before, out of his own pocket and sold copies from a bandstand. He went on to record his second album two years later, Pointless Nostalgic which became a favourite on British radio. He was quickly recognised by major labels Sony and Universal who battled it out in a bidding war, in efforts to sign the young and upcoming sensation. Cullum ended up signing with Universal, recording Twentysomething in 2003, which went platinum, becoming the No. 1 selling studio album by a jazz artist in the United Kingdom. Cullum ended that year as the UK’s biggest selling jazz artist of all time!
To date he has totalled a massive ten million in album sales across his 20 year career. His exhilarating live shows have seen him perform and work alongside major artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock , Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Lang Lang, whilst the success of his major label breakthrough, ‘Twentysomething’ and its follow up ‘Catching Tales’ saw him nominated for a BRIT, Grammy and numerous other awards around the world.
Cullum continues to wow his fans with his seemingly boundless creativity and enthusiasm. Five years since his last release Interlude in 2014, Cullum has ventured in a striking new direction with his recent album Taller. The ten track album has been described as having “all the passion and intrigue you would expect from a debut record.” Cullum decided to go back to basics and write about subjects that were personal to him or had aroused his creative curiosity.
“There’s a line in a song called ‘Endings Are Beginnings,” says Cullum, “that is ‘I write to learn what I’m thinking’ and that sums it up pretty accurately — this album is like my working notes for life. I don’t think I’ve made music like this before. I hope you can feel the joy amongst its moments of melancholy.”
If you’ve heard him before, the magic he brings on stage will leave you in awe and certainly wanting to hear more! And now you can as he takes you on a journey drawing songs from his recent album Taller and reinventing some of his past songs!
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Venue: Symphony Hall, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
Save the date! Sunday 15 March 2020 7:30PM
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