Sunday, March 4, 2012

On Deck: José James

José James originally was a part of Wain McFarlane’s JAHZ group entertaining us on our very first show of 2012.   José just returned from a European tour and will be soloing accompanied by his latest CD.  Born and raised in Minneapolis, José James came of age with the sounds of Prince, hip-hop and modern jazz.

Discovering an early passion for both music and creative writing, José combined these through performance – singing jazz standards, originals, and the works of John Coltrane with his quartet throughout the Twin Cites. Becoming a member of the groundbreaking avant-garde performance poetry and jazz ensemble Ancestor Energy, José was determined to devote his life to music, community, and spiritual unity. 

Don’t miss this unique performance this Wednesday night at 10 PM on KFAI Radio, 90.3 or 106.7 FM or online at  If you miss it live you can hear it for two weeks on our archives.

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