#FOURNews | Jamie Cullum kicks off St. Regis Jazz series in Washington DC

23 May 2015
2 min read
Acclaimed jazz musician and singer- songwriter, Jamie Cullum, launched the ‘Jazz Legends’ series at The St. Regis Washington D.C with a show that celebrates the quintessential American music genre and the brand’s tie to jazz.
‘Jazz Legends at St. Regis’

With a longstanding devotion to jazz, the ‘Jazz Legends at St. Regis’ is a series of scheduled events that will take place within St. Regis hotels around the world. It kicked off in true ‘old school cool’ style as Jamie Cullum performed live in the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Washington D.C, which had been completely re-designed into a twenties-era jazz club.

The global brand director of St. Regis hotels and resorts, Daphne Sipos, says, “Jazz is an innate part of the St. Regis legacy, and it is exciting to see today’s global travellers passionate about the social and cultural tradition…With the launch of the ‘Jazz Legends at St. Regis’ series, we are thrilled to entertain jazz aficionados and novices alike with innovative jazz programming, modern performances and beyond expectation experiences.”

It will play tribute to the evolution of Jazz from the time of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich and their legendary performances during the 1930’s and 1940’s at the St. Regis New York, all the way up to its modern day sound through the likes of Jamie Cullum and Jonathan Batiste.

Having already performed at the exclusive inauguration of the St. Regis Istanbul, Jamie Callum feels that “Jazz is woven into the fabric of our culture, evolving throughout history: respecting tradition, but also reinterpreting it…I am honored to be a part of the ‘Jazz Legends at St. Regis’ series and follow in the footsteps of some of the finest musicians that have played at St. Regis.”

With sought after locations to follow in the event calendar such as, The St. Regis Mexico City, The St. Regis Bangkok and The St. Regis Bal Harbour resort, the intimate sessions bring back cool jazz with their truly unforgettable experiences with a true modern jazz icon.

Findmore information about the events and The St. Regis Hotels and Resorts here |www.jazzatstregis.com