Article: Jamie’s new album due for release this summer according to Kent News

Jamie Cullum looking to jazz things up

He has the talent, he has the super-model wife, he has the national radio show, and yet Jamie Cullum does not appear to have been infected by the ‘famous’ bug.

Never do you see him falling out of nightclubs or on the splashed across the front page of any tabloid, yet the musician remains a firm household name.

At 31-years-old, Jamie has had sell-out international tours, sold a few million albums and managed bring the love of jazz music back to the masses, but you could not meet a more modest bloke.

The Essex born lad played Margate’s Winter Gardens for the first time on Friday but he did concede that he harboured a fondness for the county for quite a while.

He said: “I have been nearly everywhere but I have never been to Margate unfortunately, although I only hear good things.

“I have been to Kent many, many times as I have very close friends who live down in Tenterden and Ashford.

“My dad actually grew up in Rochester and is a keen Gillingham supporter so I have a lot of connections with the area.”

Jamie met up with twice BBC Jazz Award winner, Ian Shaw and the incredible Liane Carroll, to give the seaside town’s Jazz Festival a huge boost performing an improvised jazz jamming session.

Jamie’s new album is due to be released this summer

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