Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
- Date: 24 November 2021
- Venue: Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo
- Concert type: Seated concert
- Opening doors: 08:00 pm
- Beginning of the concert: From 08.30 pm
- Dress code: Jacket required – Proper attire required
- Minimum age: 7 years
- Mail: [email protected]
- Official website: www.jamiecullum.com
- Face covering Required
When his latest album Taller was released, Jamie Cullum confided: "My music is basically that of a jazz fan!" Indeed, the 20 years old artist used to scandalize his world, threading with his youthful ardor a choice selection of nuggets from the "Great American Song Book" to give it a decidedly "pop" version that some took for irreverence. At the age of 40, with a handful of gold records and Grammy Awards in his pocket, Jamie Cullum has now definitively joined the family of jazz and no one would question his legitimacy. With the same enthusiasm, but with a maturity that can be heard in his phrasing and his increasingly established compositional skills , Jamie Cullum continues to express his uninhibited vision of a tradition anchored in jazz, but decidedly open to the rhythms and sounds of more contemporary popular music.
Five years after the release of his first album, he participated in the soundtrack of the movie Bridget Jones The Age of Reason, covering the song "Everlasting Love". Then came the awards and a new opportunity in 2008: he signed the ballad Gran Torino, composed specifically for the Clint Eastwood film of the same name.
Since 2010, he has presented a weekly jazz program on BBC Radio 2 for which he has received numerous awards. With jazz as a starting point, the show explores the world of hip-hop, electronic music and beyond, with various tracks, interviews and live sessions.