My Brightest Diamond debuting new material live, playing NYC with Jose James
Back in September, My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Nova) released a new acoustic song, "Wish For The Moon," and also confirmed that she finished sessions on a followup to 2014's very good This Is My Hand. Still no word on an album title or release date, but she did just announce three shows that she's promising to debut new music at (in NYC, Chicago, and Detroit).
The NYC show is a Winter Jazzfest-presented show happening at Le Poisson Rouge on January 11, and she'll be opening for neo-soul singer Jose James, who will be doing one of his "Jose James Celebrates Bill Withers" shows. Knower also opens. Tickets are on sale.
Jose James has other 2018 tour dates, including a run of eight shows at NYC's Blue Note from February 4-8 (two each night) in celebration the 10th anniversary of his 2008 debut album The Dreamer (tickets).
All dates for both MBD and Jose James are listed, with music by both artists, below.
My Brightest Diamond - 2017/2018 Tour Dates
12/15 The Hideout Chicago, IL
12/16 El Club Detroit, MI
1/11 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY w/ Jose James
Jose James -- 2017/2018 Tour Dates (European date format)
09/11/2017 Bravo Caffe Bologna, Em.Rom., Italy
10/11/2017 Festival Milleni Barcelona, Spain
11/11/2017 Cartegena Jazz Festival Cartagena, Spain
13/11/2017 Closer Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
18/11/2017 Cosmopolite Oslo, Norway
11/01/2018 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, United States*
27/01/2018 Blue Note at Sea Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
05/02/2018 Blue Note New York New York, NY, United States (two shows)
06/02/2018 Blue Note New York New York, NY, United States (two shows)
07/02/2018 Blue Note New York New York, NY, United States (two shows)
08/02/2018 Blue Note New York New York, NY, United States (two shows)
02/03/2018 SOPAC South Orange, NJ, United States
11/05/2018 SF Jazz San Francisco, CA, United States
* - w/ My Brightest Diamond