Blue Note Hawaii ~ Jose James
José James returns to Honolulu featuring a set of his biggest hits and classic covers from Bill Withers and more.
José is a master of reinvention. Over the past 13 years as a singer, producer, and label owner, he’s proven himself capable of covering wide swaths of terrain: traditional jazz standards on his debut album “The Dreamer;” Bill Withers and Billie Holiday covers on “Lean On Me” and “Yesterday I Had The Blues;” and atmospheric soul on the “No Beginning No End” series. He’s done it all while keeping his voice in the center, a smoky baritone the likes of Gil Scott-Heron and Terry Callier that cuts through the lush instrumentals beneath it.