How do you think popular music today influences the way people enjoy jazz?
In some ways I don’t think it has changed much. It’s a niche genre whose influence permeates popular culture all the time. I do think the Internet has helped bring the community closer together and has allowed the music to be heard by more people around the globe. This can only be good for jazz.
Which names can we find on your music player’s Most Played list?
Tom Waits, Flying Lotus, Talking Heads , Dr. John, Sufjan Stevens, ASAP Rocky, Mark Murphy, Mary Lou Williams, Justin Bieber, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Jonny Cash, Ben Folds…
What’s your favorite place to travel to?
I love Bali. I stayed at the St. Regis there with my now wife, before my kids were born. I found some serious peace and great beauty there.
What’s one thing you always bring with you when traveling?
A good, old fashioned book. Entertainment that never needs charging!
What’s your idea of a perfect trip?
A trip that inspires you to see the world in a different way than before you went.
Held at The St. Regis Singapore’s Brasserie Les Saveurs restaurant, jazz lovers will get a chance to witness the electric performance Cullum has come to be known for, followed by the serving of exceptional dishes in a special St. Regis Midnight Supper program. Standing tickets to the event can be purchased for US$140 (SG$188++), while seated tickets are priced at US$170 (SG$228++). But if it’s the complete St. Regis experience you’re in for, book yourself the St. Regis Aficionado package instead, which gets you a three-course pre-show dinner at LaBrezza for two and a pair of seated tickets to the show. Rates start from US$420 (SG$565++) per night for the hotel’s Executive Deluxe room and requires a minimum stay of two nights.
For more information, please visit St. Regis Singapore.