Grammy-winning jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum will curate a series of concerts for this summer’s Greenwich Music Time festival
Already announced as headliner for the closing night of the concert series, which runs from 5-10 July 2016, Cullum will handpick a selection of some the most hotly-tipped young artists on the music scene –particularly those recently championed on his BBC Radio 2 show – who will perform in front of a 5000-strong audience at the world heritage-listed Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
‘I’m pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue the work we do at Radio 2 in championing incredible up-and-coming talent,’ says Jamie Cullum, ‘and there are no two artists more worthy of this support than Jacob Collier and Andreya Triana. Both of them completely blew me away when I first heard them – sonically contrasting but equally brilliant and unique.’
Jacob Collier performs Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely acapella:
The concerts will take place prior to Cullum’s set on 10 July and the first two artists lined-up to perform are Jacob Collier and Andreya Triana. One of the breakout stars of 2015, Triana was hailed ‘every inch a star’ by The Independent. The phenomenally talented multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, whose YouTube videos have been watched by millions, was recently described by his mentor Quincy Jones as ‘one of my favourite young artists on the planet’.
Last year, Greenwich Music Time was headlined by Tom Jones with appearances by George Benson and Ray Davies. This year, Jamie Cullum is joined by Roxette, US blues and rock musician Joe Bonamassa, and 2CELLOS, who rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Smooth Criminal took the world by storm.
For tickets see greenwichmusictime.co.uk