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The young crooner Jamie Cullum and veteran Latin musician Ruben Blades have joined the list of artists who will be present at the 35 Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, as made public this morning by the festival organization Alava. The program goes like this taking shape. To date, already knew the highlight of the festival, a tribute to Miles Davis by the super trio of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller, three of the leading figures in contemporary jazz.
Among the new additions, will be announced to open his mouth on Monday 11 July, the gospel of Craig Adams & The New Orleans Voices. Adams is the central figure in the music played in the black churches in New Orleans in the purest tradition of the gospel. Following in the footsteps of his uncle, Fats Domino, Adams is considered today as one of the best pianists and organists of Louisiana and is a renowned musical director and choirmaster. In 2002 Adams formed his own band, Craig Adams and The Voices of New Orleans, which was an immediate success, becoming one of the best gospel choirs in the southern United States.
Thursday will be the turn of Jamie Cullum, singer and voice of adolescent physical old jazz veteran who has to convince many assets: a solid understanding of jazz is evident in his allusions to Mel Tormé, Bob Dorough and Mark Murphy, a how to play the piano live and swingueante; compositions that, even within the tradition, not slavishly copy their codes, a ring of expression … In short, he can not deny the influence of pop, but the singer easily embraces the styles of jazz. He recorded his first album at age 19 and signed with Universal one of the most spectacular contracts in recent years. In 2009 he was nominated along with Clint Eastwood for the Golden Globe for Best Original Song from the film “Gran Torino.” Jamie gets an unusual communication with the public. The stream between the stage and the audience is full and get enthusiastic responses from the audience, as in his first concert in Spain in the Vitoria Jazz Festival six years ago.
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