Cullum is Brother of Ben Cullum. He started making music when he was 13 years old. Mother is Burmese, father English. As well as the piano, he also plays the drums and guitar. Attended the university of Reading, Berkshire UK to study English Literature and Film, where he graduated with First Class Honours. Presently enjoying his new star status as one of the biggest-selling jazz artists of all time, described him as ”Sinatra in Sneakers”.
With only £48 Cullum released his first album, Jamie Cullum Trio—Heard it All Before, in 1999, of which 500 copies were made. Due to their rarity, original copies have sold for as much as £600 on eBay (woah!).
Just after Cullum made his first television appearance, on Parkinson in April 2003, he signed a £1m contract for three albums with Universal!.
Cullum is well known for his style and charisma. One of the many things that features in his concerts is the Stomp box, made from a small wooden block. The stompbox is used to amplify a musician’s tapping foot. He is often found using a looping machine and also often beatboxing at most gigs.
I must say, he is a multitalent maestro!
Cullum has played at many large music festivals, including Glastonbury Festival (2004 and 2009), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2005), Coachella 2005, and the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival. On 30 April 2006 Cullum played his biggest ever crowd on Queensday in the Netherlands (totally huge! see it @youtube!)
He has 4 albums; Pointless Nostalgic, Twentysomething, Catching Tales, and the last one, The Pursuit.
The British Jazz Awards first recognised Cullum’s growing success by awarding him the “Rising Star” award, at the 2003 ceremony. At the 2004 BRIT Awards, Cullum was nominated in the “British Breakthrough Act” category. In the 2005 BRIT Awards, Cullum was nominated for two awards: “Best Male Artist” and “Best Live Act”. In 2005 Cullum was nominated for a Grammy while taking BBC Radio 2 “Artist of the Year” honours at the BBC Jazz Awards (as voted for by listeners of Radio 2). In 2007 Cullum won the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Award for “Best British Male”. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for his composition, “Gran Torino”.
Cullum married British food writer and former model Sophie Dahl on 9 January 2010. Their daughter, Lyra, was born on the second of March, 2011.
P.S : Dear jamie, why your music are so catchy?. It just hooks everywhere!
I’m totally fallin for it!
You are an extraordinary musician!
Don’t forget to follow him @jamiecullum on twitter or his facebook and myspace account to find out his tour schedule or ask him for a question!
Stay up to date by read his personal blog http://terrifiedstudios.tumblr.com/
and http://terrifiedstudios.jamiecullum.com/ Or head to http://www.jamiecullum.com
Plus you can listen him online http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ for his weekly radio show live on BBC Radio 2
My biggest question : @jamiecullum have a thought of doing again a concert in Indonesia?
– Amanda, huge fans.