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KCRW Presents: Jose JamesKCRW-FM

Watching Jose James perform live was one of the most remarkable experiences we've had at our intimate in-studio sessions.

The soulful jazz singer blends his powerful vocals with hip-hop beats, smooth R&B choruses and an equally talented backing band. You'll never hear James' songs the same way again after hearing them live.

Watch Jose James' entire Morning Becomes Eclectic session at KCRW.com.

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