Grammy winner Macy Gray brings her new band, The California Jet Club, to Cork for what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
The possessor of one of the most unique and universally recognised voices in modern R&B, Macy achieved global stardom with the timeless hit, ‘I Try’, and following several award-winning solo albums, delivered her first fronting a band with 2023’s The Reset.
A noted actor too, Macy has drawn comparisons to some of the world’s most revered musical talent, including Billie Holliday, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner; yet is renowned for her own approach to sound, lyrics and fashion.
Produced by Tommy Parker, The Reset reveals 360 degrees of Macy Gray at her lyrically introspective and vocally exuberant best. The songs move from Macy’s signature vulnerable intimacy on the lead single, ‘Thinking of You’, the epic orchestral ballad ‘You Got Away’ and the festive, sexy circus of ‘Bottom to the Top’, to the resoundingly rebounding singalong uplift of ‘Every Night’ featuring special guest, rapper Maino.