An extremely talented musician who has the ability to not only sing and play the piano but can also accompany himself on instruments such as the guitar and drums. Impressively James first album, Heard It All Before was produced with only £480 and only five-hundred copies were made. This album attracted the attention of many highly influential people and resulted in him being invited to appear on Songs of Summer which was Geoff Gascoyne's album. Following his first TV appearance in 2003 Jamie signed a contract for three albums with Universal who just topped Sony in a bidding war, this was the start of a huge success for Jamie.
He released his second studio album in October 2003 which was entitled Twentysomething, the album not only went platinum but also became the number one selling studio album by a jazz artist in the UK. Starting with just £480 in 1999 to entering 2004 as the UK's biggest selling jazz artist of all time. Jamie has an outstanding track record performing with huge artists like will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, Sugababes, Deltron 3030, Burt Bacharach and The Heritage Orchestra. From big artists to big venues such as Coachella, Glastonbury, The Hollywood Bowl, the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the 2007 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal to name a few.
Jamie's growing success was first recognised by The British Jazz Awards in 2003 to which he was awarded the Rising Star, only a year later he was nominated for a BRIT Award in the British Breakthrough Act category. By 2005 he had acquired a further two BRIT nominations for Best live Act and Best Male Artist. Jamie appeals to a wide variety of audiences as although he is primarily a jazz musician, he is generally regarded as a crossover artist as he expertly covers a range of styles. Jazz up your event with one of the top jazz artists out there and an extremely sought after entertainer.