Watch a performance of his, and you’ll see why Jamie Cullum is considered one of the industry’s hardest workers. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/husband/recent father has been wowing audiences since his university days at Reading. He’s released six albums since then. His most recent, Momentum, follows the birth of his two daughters and recent marriage—surely, a period of inspiration for Cullum. This only changed the style of his songwriting and his recording process, and the results have been fantastic. Momentum displays Cullum at a gigantic creative crest, given full artistic reign by his new record label.
Cullum pulls songs from every corner of the modern songbook—songs that defined his upbringing, his musical dictionary. He’s reworked and reinvented Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, Tim Buckley, Kanye West, and Joy Division, among others. He’s collaborated with Pharrell, Deltron 3030 and Burt Bacharach, to name a few. And he is the UK’s top-selling jazz artist of all time. His latest album was mostly recorded on his iPhone, using DIY techniques along the way. This summer, Cullum comes to the famous Fillmore on June 13th, and is sure to impress.