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Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English pop and jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies ... More »Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English pop and jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies himself on other instruments including guitar and drums. Since April 2010, he has been presenting a weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2, broadcast on Tuesdays from 19:00. Cullum was born in Rochford, Essex. He was brought up in Hullavington, Wiltshire. His mother, Yvonne, is a secretary of Anglo-Burmese origin, whose family settled in North England after Burma's independence; his father, John Cullum, worked in finance. His paternal grandfather was a British Army officer, while his paternal grandmother was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who sang in Berlin nightclubs. Cullum was educated at the independent Grittleton House School and the sixth form at Sheldon School, a comprehensive school. He then went on to study English Literature and Film Studies at Reading University, where he graduated with First Class Honours. With only £48 to produce it,... [ Wikipedia ]

David Lister: Don't bother appointing a new boss at the Arts Council – just abolish this quango

So congratulations to Jamie Cullum who managed to choose three of his own performances. Two of them were songs by Elton John and Randy Newman, no slouches in the singing department, but why take their voices to the island when Jamie can take his own reinterpretations? His chosen ...

Sophie Dahl marries Jamie Cullum in secret winter wonderland wedding

Statuesque model Sophie Dahl and pint-sized jazz musician Jamie Cullum married in a lavish secret ceremony over the weekend, the Mail Online can reveal. The 30-year-old singer and his glamorous partner - who is two years his senior and stands eight inches taller - wed on Saturday in a ...

'Condoning cruelty': Jazz star Jamie Cullum accused over performance at wild animal circus

Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Jazz star Jamie Cullum has been accused of "condoning cruelty" after appearing at the home of Europe's largest wild animal circus. The pianist played a sold-out performance to 3,000 fans at the controversial Circus Krone in Munich in Germany last ...

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On my radar: Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum's sixth album comes out next week. Photograph: David Fisher / Rex Features Jamie Cullum is a hugely successful singer and pianist who has forged a niche between jazz and pop. After graduating from Reading University he toured and released two records, Heard It All ...

A day in the life of Britain's best-loved station: Up close and personal with the Radio 2 crew

The station's presenters range from modern-music taste-makers such as Jo Whiley and Jamie Cullum, to arts broadcasters such as Claudia Winkleman, to venerable voices of the airwaves such as David Jacobs and Brian Matthew, octogenarians both. Western House is an unassuming seven-storey ...

Sophie Dahl pregnant and expecting second child with Jamie Cullum

Model turned author Sophie Dahl, who married jazz musician Jamie Cullum in 2010, has revealed that the couple are expecting their second child. The 35-year-old cookery writer, who gave birth to her first child in March last year, is clearly working on extending her famous blood line. ...

A Desert Island first for Cullum: Jamie's makes history with radio show performance

Jamie Cullum has made Desert Island Discs history by performing three of his favourite songs during the radio show. It was the first time a guest has played any of their chosen tracks themselves. The 32-year-old musician, whose appearance on the show was recorded at the BBC Radio 4 ...

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Jazz singer Jamie Cullum, 32, husband of Sophie Dahl, has been interviewed by Kirsty Young, pictured, for next Sunday’s Desert Island Discs. Asked how hard it was to pick his eight records, Cullum impudently informed Kirsty: ‘Terrible. It was like being beaten. Beaten by you.’ ...

I'm the fat beggar': Kids Company's Camila Batmanghelidjh reveals why the fight for funds for vulne...

Coldplay are supporters, and Jamie Cullum is hosting a black-tie fundraising event at London's Porchester Halls tonight, featuring music from Brit-nominated Laura Mvula, and an auction. "Jamie came to me with this, which was terribly nice of him," she beams. "He's has been ...

Jamie Cullum admits he thought wife Sophie Dahl was out of his league

But Jamie Cullum has admitted that when he first met former model and food writer Sophie Dahl at a charity event, he didn’t think he stood a chance. Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, which airs on Saturday evening, the 34-year-old said: ‘When I met her for the first time I didn’t ...

Review: Jamie Cullum – The Lowry

It seems like only a few years ago that Jamie Cullum was being hailed as the best young Jazz musician around and yet, in that time he has amassed a wide ranging catalogue of work, garnered a massive following here and abroad and matured into the consummate stage performer. Jazz musician ...

Jamie Cullum: 'Great musicians are also great cooks'

Jamie Cullum at Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Photograph: Levon Biss for Observer Food Monthly My mother was born in Burma but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country ...

Singer Jamie Cullum and wife welcome second child

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum arrives at the ARK 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Perk's Field on June 9, 2011, in London. / Chris Jackson/Getty Images It's another girl for "All at Sea" singer Jamie Cullen and his wife, Sophie Dahl. On March 4th @ sophiedahl gave birth to our second baby ...

JANET STREET PORTER: Cafe culture to save our shops? Try it on a wet night in Hull...

Jamie Cullum — diminutive man, giant ego. The hugely talented pianist was a guest on Desert Island Discs last week. Having been a Castaway myself, I know whittling down your favourite tracks to eight without sounding pretentious is a tough job. In a first for the show, recorded in ...

Jamie Cullum on Dophie Dahl: I didn't think there was a chance in hell with her

He may have got his girl in the end, but that didn't stop the singer from thinking she was way out of his league when they first clapped eyes on each other Jamie Cullum was convinced model Sophie Dahl was way out of his league when they first met. The Don't Stop the Music singer may now ...

Jamie Cullum: 'I didn't think I'd stand a chance with Sophie Dahl'

Jamie Cullum didn't think he stood a chance with Sophie Dahl when he first met her, the singer has revealed. The musician married the former supermodel in January, 2010. The couple welcomed their first child Lyra the following year. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show...

Sophie Dahl, Jamie Cullum welcome second daughter

Bang Showbiz Thu Mar 7, 2013 2:09 PM Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum have welcomed a baby girl. The model-and-author gave birth to Margot Cullum - her second daughter with her jazz musician husband - on Monday and the proud dad revealed the couple are ''completely thrilled'' with their new ...

BBC News Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw snubbed by Radio Academy

The cheese-making musician is one of several performers-cum-broadcasters in contention this year, with jazz star Jamie Cullum, Elbow's Guy Garvey and XFM's Scroobius Pip also recognised. The awards, described by organisers as the industry's most prestigious, were known as the Sony Radio ...

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 line-up announced

Frank Sinatra Jnr, Gregory Porter and Jamie Cullum are among the headline acts announced today for the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which takes place from April 30 to May 5 in Montpellier Gardens. Sinatra, 70, is the son of musician and actor Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato Sinatra...

Duke forced on defensive over wind turbines

... are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children’s Future, says: “I thought members of the royal family were in the business of preserving Britain’s heritage, not destroying it.” Does Kirsty Young, the Desert Island Discs hostess, have the hots for Jamie Cullum? ...

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