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José James is a talented musician in his own right, expertly gifted in synthesizing jazz and hip-hop with a dash of soul style. But at his Overture gig, he’s paying tribute to an artist he’d surely admit was more talented than he’ll ever be: Billie Holiday, the “finest interpreter of the human heart” who’s ever sang a note into a microphone. Bring along an instrument of your own, and you can join Madison’s New Breed jazz band for a jam after the show.
8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Overture Center’s Capitol Theatre, Madison. $35–$45