Over the last few months Jim James has manifested many multi-dimensional, highly revered live performances, including an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a SXSW showcase at Willie Nelson’s ranch and a duet with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips. This week James embarks on a new North American tour starting in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on the night of Wednesday, April 17th.
In addition to these tour dates, we are thrilled to announce that James and his full band will be collaborating with The Roots in a one-time “State of the Union” performance at this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn festivities at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 19th.
Pre-sale tickets for this rare collaboration will be available first come first serve to current members of My Morning Jacket’s Roll Call Fan Club and standard tickets for this one-of-a-kind performance go on sale Wednesday, April 16th at 10AM.
James’ existential space pop album Regions of Light and Sound of God is available NOW, and in celebration of Record Store Day James will be appearing at Exclusive Company record store in Milwaukee on April 18th.
“Regions of Light…is a record of deceptive weight; its attraction unfolds over repeated exposure, as the pop and vintage soul hooks hovering in the electronics and James’ pleading falsetto creep to the front-and-center. Live, that happened right away, with an uplifting emphasis on the hip-hop urgency embedded [in them].” – Rolling Stone
“quietly stunning” – Pitchfork
“A little gritty and a lot of funky” – The Fader
“Phil Spector-esque scope” – Alternative Press/****
“James has grown more adventurous with each subsequent project” – Billboard
“sprawling sonic mazes, of folk, sample-fueled psych-pop and soul” – Paste
Jim James Tour Dates
4/17: Brown Theater Lousiville, KY SOLD OUT
4/19: Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
4/20: Vic Theater Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
4/21: First Avenue Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
4/23: Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
4/24: Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
4/26: Royale Boston, MA SOLD OUT
4/27: Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT
4/29: Webster Hall New York, NY SOLD OUT
4/30: 9:30 Club Washington, DCSOLD OUT
5/02: Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN SOLD OUT
5/03: The Orange Peel Asheville, NC SOLD OUT
5/04: Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta, GA
5/06: Stubbs Waller Creek Austin, TX
5/07: House of Blues Dallas, TX
5/09: Ogden Theater Denver, CO SOLD OUT
5/11: Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
5/12: The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
5/14: Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
5/15: Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
5/17: Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
6/14: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/15: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/17: Late Show w/ David Letterman New York, NY
6/18: Celebrate Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY NEW DATE
6/22: Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
7/13: Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
7/27: Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Andrew Neesley has been nominated for many GRAMMY’s, winner of the National Trumpet Competition, received a Downbeat Music Award, received the DownBeat Magazine award for Best Engineered Studio Album, and several ASCAP awards, is currently the Assistant Jazz Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music, and also plays keys and horns in Nees and Vos. Busy dude! Neesley is a jazz trumpeter and inventive composer who regularly brings his acclaimed horn style to club and festival stages. Based in New York, Neesley has made his mark nationally performing with contemporary music greats as well as other up-and-coming artists.
Neesley has appeared with the Bobby Sanabria Big Band on their release entitled “Big Band Urban Folktales”, which was nominated for a GRAMMY award in 2007. As a leader of his own band, Nees and Vos, he has released two albums and has recently crowd-funded his next album via Kickstarter.com. He publishes his work as a composer and arranger through Really Good Music, LLC, Neesley Music and Missing Link Music.
Fluent in a range of styles, Neesley has recorded or performed with Jon Faddis, Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, Byron Stripling, Slide Hampton, Geoff Keezer, Randy Brecker, Dick Oats, Mike Abene, Carl Allen, Ingrid Jensen, Ed Calle, Jason Marsalis, Bill Reichenbach, Chris Botti, James Taylor, Peter Yarrow, and the Roots. He had the rare opportunity, in 2002, to perform as guest soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, performing his own arrangement of “Stardust” alongside Wycliffe Gordon.
Neesley has appeared and competed in top venues, from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Ravinia, to Birdland, Jazz Standard and Joe’s Pub. In the past, he has participated in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and programs at The Steans Institute, Jazz Aspen and Brevard Music Institute. He has performed in concerts aired live on the Internet and BET on Jazz. At one time, Neesley hosted a his own national public radio program, live from The Stone’s Throw featuring musicians from across the nation.
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