With ‘Lean On Me’, musical shape-shifter José James pays tribute to soul legend Bill Withers, “to celebrate his life and what he means to us”.
Burt Bacharach, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray are also among the big names who have already been announced for the event.
From Robert Glasper to Kandace Springs, Gregory Porter and GoGo Penguin, there are many Blue Note musicians keeping jazz relevant as the label turns 80.
Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Blue Note is loved, respected and revered as one of the most important record labels in the history of music.
'Lovely Day' is taken from James' new Bill Withers tribute album 'Lean On Me', released by Blue Note on 28 September.
The Blue Note vocal stylist will release a collection of Withers' celebrated songs on 28 September 2018.
Don Was is a widely-respected artist, producer and record label boss and overall Renaissance man.
Blue Note jazz stylist José James is recast as a powerful contemporary R&B figurehead on Love in a Time of Madness, to be released on 24 February, 2017.
It's proved to be a great year for new jazz releases, one of the best in a long, long, time. Time to round up a list of 20 essential jazz albums from...
Named as “The Best Jazz Festival on The Planet” with over 2,000 artists, over 50 venues and over 300 gigs, it's also one of the biggest.
On the centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, modern vocal hero of soulful jazz interpretation José James is uniquely qualified to speak about his heroine.
Billie Holiday’s centenary, on 7 April, was the impetus for Universal Japan’s jazz team to conceive an album with an exciting jazz talent – José James.
Widely-admired Blue Note artist José James has a powerful new video for ‘A Change Is Gonna Come' and a trailer for his forthcoming album.
Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is one of the most forward-thinking musicians around today.
José James’ musical blend features jazz, soul, hip-hop, rock & his many other influences, all displayed on his Blue Note album ‘While You Were Sleeping.’