Jamie Cullum back at Montreal International Jazz Festival

British pop-jazz talent Jamie Cullum takes stage at International Montreal Jazz Festival on Canada Day.

Photo by: TRT WORLD
Photo by: TRT WORLD

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Jamie Cullum is Britain’s most successful pop-jazz artist, with over 10-million records sold, played at the International Montreal Jazz Festival with the Maison symphonique de Montréal on Canada Day sponsored by Turkish Airlines.

Amazing jazz talent Jamie Cullum had already taken stage at International Jazz festival  three times before.

With a resoundingly successful career and a peerless stage reputation powered by charisma, energy and talent, the English British musician followed the acclaimed Momentum with his latest album Interlude,  covering a solid jazz collection of standards, from Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Charles, Billie Holiday to Nina Simone.

He played in Montreal 6 years after his last stop at the Festival.

The 35-year-old singer-songwriter has obvious appeal: his passion for the music he plays on piano, backed by his ever-faithful touring band, usually causes his concerts to sell-out concerts to the amazing experience and did not surprise last night either.

Famous for jumping on top of the piano, he even had his audience jumping up and down to the rampant rocking at the concert last night in Montreal.

He had a fan he met on Twitter, a who is a music teacher, perform a duet with him; “Everything you didn't do”, wowing everybody.

Cullum’s more upbeat songs You and Me Are Gone and When I Get Famous drove the show to different levels as you’d expect from one of the most amazing songwriters and performers of this age.