LA: FIGat7th Downtown Festival: Jose James and Carolyn Malachi
735 S Figueroa St
José James is a forerunner in the fusion of modern jazz and hip-hop. His 2008 debut The Dreamer and its 2010 follow-up, BlackMagic transformed the New York-based singer into an underground sensation in both the Jazz and DJ scene. His recently released third album and Blue Note Records debut No Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by the singer’s transcendent voice.
Grammy-nominated Carolyn Malachi’s unique approach to music combines Jazz, Hip Hop and Spoken Word, and lots of imagination. Dubbed “sweet songstress” by BET, the independent, Grammy-nominated artist and great-granddaughter of pianist John Malachi counts Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Radiohead, and Sarah Vaughan among her greatest influences.