Byblos Festival gig review: Jamie Pogo-ing away at a night of jazz – The Daily Star

Written by By Emily Holman

“My hair,” Jamie Cullum announced to his Byblos International Festival audience Tuesday night, “is not normally this curly.”

Lebanon’s summertime coastal temperature – the cause of the English celebrity’s excitable hair – reached its 2011 high this week but the heat and humidity didn’t restrain the 31-year-old jazz artist. Cullum barely stayed seated during his two-hour performance, uncommon among pianists.

His energy did not wane as the concert wore on and, along the way, his audience was treated to some gymnastics that are above and beyond the call of duty for jazz artists – including leaping from the top of his grand piano.

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