Canadian Music Week have announced Jamie Cullum as a guest speaker and performer at this year’s event in Toronto, ON.
Jamie Cullum joins Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) as the headline artists appearing as keynote speakers at this year’s music festival and conference. Jamie Cullum will appear at CMW for a celebrity interview and performance at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto on Thursday, 11 March.
The jazz-pop musician and multi-instrumentalist became a household name in the UK last decade. In 2003, he had the distinction of being the UK’s biggest selling jazz artist of all time. His magnetism, engaging sense of humour and boundless energy has delighted audiences around the world and has put him in direct pursuit by music legends Carole King and Burt Bacharach, as well as actor, director, producer and composer, Clint Eastwood with whom he collaborated on the title track of Eastwood’s award-winning film, Gran Torino.
“I saw Jamie Cullum for the first time in Hong Kong at Music Matters – a music industry conference – where he was doing a similar engagement,” remarks Neill Dixon, President, Canadian Music Week. “Without a doubt, he blew me away. I wanted to capture that same magic and re-create it here in Canada for our attending delegates and give them something truly memorable to walk away with.”
Tickets for Jamie’s keynote appearance at CMW can be purchased online at the official festival website. Tickets for Jamie Cullum’s appearance are $50 each – this is an exclusive appearance and standard festival wrist passes will not be sufficient for access, but those with VIP or Delegate passes will be admitted.
Jamie’s fifth album, The Pursuit, will be released in Canada and the US on Tuesday, 2 March through Universal Music. In support of the release, he will be performing Tuesday, 11 March at Massey Hall in Toronto. Tickets to this concert event are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, Roy Thomson Hall box office and online at Ticketmaster.ca or LiveNation.com.