José James

With his smoky voice and suave demeanor, José James has emerged as a torchbearer for the tradition pioneered by Billy Eckstine and Johnny Hartman, on For All We Know, a duo CD with Jef Neve, and in recent dates with McCoy Tyner and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. With luck you'll hear selections from his forthcoming LP, No Beginning, No End, at tonight's uptown show.