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Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum is a natural-born showman. The way he captures an audience and gets it to sing along, the way he climbs on his piano after playing it as a percussion instrument, or even throwing himself into the crowd like a rock star. This certainly makes him one of the jazzmen closest to pop. Or is it the other way round? Aside from the big show, the British artist has mastered the grammar of jazz and constantly adapts it, from swing to groove, from classical compositions to pop choruses. Jamie Cullum returns for the sixth time to Montreux with Taller, his eighth solo album, with as many instant hits as soulful ballads to which he holds the key, and in which he shares his doubts and fears in the face of mid-life crisis. Always with a touch of madness and self-deprecating humour.