Jamie Cullum | Umbria Jazz

Jamie Cullum

With millions of records sold under his belt, a Grammy nomination (Best Jazz Vocal Album) and a Golden Globe nomination (the song of “Gran Torino”, Clint Eastwood’s film), plus many other awards and nominations, Jamie Cullum is today a star whose transversal popularity goes beyond codified genres. Cullum has been defined as the British jazz […]
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With millions of records sold under his belt, a Grammy nomination (Best Jazz Vocal Album) and a Golden Globe nomination (the song of “Gran Torino”, Clint Eastwood’s film), plus many other awards and nominations, Jamie Cullum is today a star whose transversal popularity goes beyond codified genres.

Cullum has been defined as the British jazz artist capable of the fastest record sale in history for the tumultuous global success of “Twentysomething”, his third album.

It was just the beginning. Over time, the label of jazzman has become increasingly cramped for Cullum. Starting from jazz (“Pointless Nostalgic” and “Twentysomething” were the records which brought him to the attention of the general public), and thanks to a very versatile talent, Cullum has expanded his musical horizons, ranging through soul, hip hop, rock, and pop.

Jamie Cullum sings, plays piano, guitar, and drums, and writes songs in which he manages to mix the many influences that have marked his formation as an Essex boy in love with all good music. At that time, young Jamie played anything in different bands and possible situations, from clubs to weddings. He used the first money he earned to pay for college and an album with only 500 copies made, which are now being sold at a high price at auctions. This is how his great career started, from having an already reputation as an excellent jazz piano player and vocalist to performing at the main jazz and rock festivals worldwide and becoming a radio star. His stage presence is stunning, and his performances show an artist who gives his best when on stage. Despite his success, Jamie Cullum is looking to the future and says songwriting represents his highest aspiration now. His latest record is a Christmas album titled “The Pianoman At Christmas”.

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