Jamie Cullum – Baby Blue Eyes

It seems there is a lot of hype before Jamie’s show in Miami tonight, this is a recent write up from New Times Miami a head of tonight’s show.

Arielle Castillo
New Times Miami

Thirty-year-old English singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum is the latest and greatest in a minirevival of the old blue-eyed crooner tradition. Think, perhaps, a hipper Michael Bublé, with an appreciation for hip-hop and an ability to marry supermodel Sophie Dahl. While Cullum’s originals are thoughtful, smooth, and flexible in genre, he truly surprises in reinterpreting other peoples’ songs. A rework of N.E.R.D.’s “Frontin’?” turns into a dusky, wistful, piano-driven almost-ballad; a version of Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” sounds like an entirely new song. Jazz purists will likely choke on the horror. But even if it takes a photo-friendly English guy covering Top 40 songs, if it gets the under-40s dipping their toes into the genre’s waters, it can’t be a bad thing.



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