[ICYMI] – Jazzy Pop on the Kaya Central #Awesome4some
Continuing with the #Jazzuary2017 theme on the #Awesome4some this Thursday afternoon, did you know that the following 4 songs are Jazz renditions of Pop songs?
Thandiswa Ndiyahamba covers her own
Jamie Cullum – Frontin’ covers Pharell’s Frontin’
Unwrapped – Bonita Applebum covers A Tribe Called Quest
Gretchen Parlato feat. Robert Glasper covers SWV’s Weak
Despite popular belief, Jazz & Pop music aren’t at odds at all. To date a number of Jazz artists contribute to compositions for the pop world and considering the number of modern jazz artists that have grown up listening to a variety of genres, its only natural that they would turn to these influences as they develop their personal sound. Ah the versatility of Jazz!