Jose James

Jose James established himself as a trailblazer with his blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and electronica. The Minneapolis-born, New York-based singer is an underground presence in both the modern jazz and DJ culture scenes. As The New York Times describes, “He’s a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the ’70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the ’90s and oughts of J Dilla.” James has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman.