Jamie Cullum is the biggest selling British jazz artist of all time. While his recent albums for Universal and Decca have moved him further into other music genres, he retains a jazz feeling in much of what he does. Low key gigs around London following his graduation from Reading University saw him quickly attracting attention of influential UK jazz industry figures. He was signed to Candid Records by Alan Bates who released his debut studio album 'Pointless Nostalgic' - a mixture of lively reinventions of familiar standards and his own compositions - in September 2002. Championed by Michael Parkinson on his radio and TV programmes, Cullum was picked up by Universal who released 'Twentysomething' which would become a triple platinum-seller. His trio at this time was made up of Geoff Gascoyne on bass and drummer Sebastiaan de Krom. Cullum has headlined at Glastonbury Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and has performed with Burt Bacharach, the Count Basie Orchestra, Toots Thielemans and Clint Eastwood among countless others. Since 2008, he has formed a new band and released two further albums as well as performing a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with the Heritage Orchestra and guest Martin Taylor. In 2010, Cullum became presenter of a regular weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2.
Pointless Nostalgic (2002)
The Pursuit (2009)