|Heather Small, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jamie Cullum|
Pizza Express Big Audition Final, 23rd November 2011
Steve Jobs had three principles for “top performers”, and the first of these was “integrity, or honesty and consistency of character”. Mingus called it “play[ing] the truth of what I am”. With Jamie Cullum – as with many improvisers – such characteristics genuinely do appear to come from deep.
Out of tens of thousands of entrants, the Big Audition’s first prize last night went to Offbeat South. Call me an old softie (or worse), but my ears were more taken by the Yesberger Band’s More Than Once.
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