"Jamie Cullum" (born August 20, 1979) is an English pop pianist and singer/songwriter.
Cullum was born in Essex. His mother, Yvonne, is a secretary of Anglo-Burmese origin, whose family settled in Wales after Burma's de-colonization; his father, John Cullum, worked in finance. His paternal grandfather was a British Army officer, while his paternal grandmother, Omi, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who sang in Berlin nightclubs; Cullum sees her as his "cultural icon".http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/live/live.html?in_article_id=374890&in_page_id=1889&in_a_source=http://observer.guardian.co.uk/foodmonthly/story/0,,1715289,00.html He was raised in Hullavington, Wiltshire.
Cullum released his first album, ''Jamie Cullum Trio—Heard it All Before'', in 1999. A mere 600 copies were made. Original copies have sold for as much as £600 (and above) on eBay.
The success of ''Heard It All Before'' resulted in Jamie being invited to appear on Geoff Gascoyne's album ''Songs of the Summer''. After graduating from the University of Reading in 2001 (with a 1st), Cullum—who is completely self-taught, bar a few piano lessons as a youngster—released a ...
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