Friday, September 6 at 8PM


Tickets starting at $30
(not including fees)

José James is a forward-looking, genre-defying Jazz singer for the Hip-Hop generation.  His newest album, 1978, is an instant classic, combining James’ deep love of Jazz and Hip-Hop with songwriting and production nods to R&B heroes Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, and Leon Ware.

“I had a writing session with Leon Ware back in 2009 in LA at his house in Marina Del Rey,” explains James. “He rolled one and we talked for hours about Jazz, Motown, and Marvin Gaye. At one point in the middle of working on a song he said ‘you remind me of me.’ That stayed with me. Of course I asked him a million questions because I Want You is my all-time favorite album. I wanted 1978 to feel like he and J Dilla made an album for me.”

Produced by James and featuring an all-star ensemble including Grammy nominees Pedrito Martínez (Camilla Cabello, Eric Clapton), Marcus Machado (Daniel Ceasar, Pharoahe Monch) and David Ginyard (Solange, Blood Orange), 1978 pulsates with the socially conscious, feel-good vibes of Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. James also skillfully explores the boundaries of Black music beyond his own backyard, featuring Brazillian rising star and recent Latin Grammy nominee Xenia França as well as the Congolese-Belgian rapper/filmmaker Baloji.

This promises to be an evening of Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, and more!  Don’t miss James’ energetic performance!  Get your tickets today!


Take a Sneak Peek at James’ 1978


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