Morgan James Takes Center Stage in NA

Morgan James, who some may know as one of the vocalists from Postmodern Jukebox, has a headline tour of her own planned throughout North America as she promotes her first independent album.
– Morgan James
James is currently on the East Coast, you can catch her tomorrow opening for Chris Botti at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, N.H. She will also have support duties for the trumpeter in Massachusetts and Ohio.
Her “Reckless Abandon” headline run starts in Scranton, Pa., on March 31 and continues for nearly three months throughout the country, ending in Denver, on June 20.
There is a new date at
James released a cover album of Nina Simone songs in 2012 and 2014’s Hunter, which was full of original tunes, through Epic records in 2014. Blue, an album of Joni Mitchell covers, came out through her own label, Certified Morganic, in December, following 2015’s YouTube Sessions EP.
She is currently crowdfunding an album of original tunes, which doesn’t seem to have a title or release date.
The artist rose to prominence through her performances with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and a few turns on Broadway.
Pollstar was lucky enough to get a visit from James at its Fresno headquarters in 2015 and chatted with the artist about growing up in Modesto and the trajectory of her career.
Here is her full routing:
March 23 – Portsmouth, N.H., The Music Hall (w/ Chris Botti)
March 24 – Lexington, Mass., Lexington’s Cary Memorial Hal (w/ Chris Botti)
March 25 – Lima, Ohio, Veterans Mem. Civic & Conv. Ctr. (w/ Chris Botti)
March 31 – Scranton, Pa., Lackawanna College
April 1 – Port Washington, N.Y., Landmark On Main Street
April 2 – Pawling, N.Y., Daryl’s House
April 5 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
April 6 – Hartford, Conn., Infinity Hall Hartford
April 7 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
April 8 – Fall River, Mass., Narrows Center For The Arts
April 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live – Downstairs
April 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
April 11 – Kent, Ohio, The Kent Stage
April 12 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
April 13 – Burlington, Ontario, Burlington Performing Arts Centre
April 14 – Columbus, Ohio, Lincoln Theatre
April 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Live At The Ludlow Garage
April 18 – Indianapolis, INDeluxe
April 19 – Chicago, Ill., City Winery Chicago
April 20 – Milwaukee, Wisc., Turner Hall Ballroom
April 21 – Madison, Wisc., High Noon Saloon
April 22 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
April 23 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown
April 25 – St. Louis, Mo., The Ready Room
April 26 – Columbia, Mo., Rose Music Hall
April 28 – Dallas, Texas, The Kessler Theater
April 29 – Houston, Texas, The Heights Theater
April 30 – New Orleans, La., Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
May 3 – San Antonio, Texas, Studio Theater At The Tobin Center
May 18 – Washington, D.C., The Hamilton Live
May 19 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
June 6 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues – Voodoo Stage
June 8 – Modesto, Calif., The State Theatre Of Modesto
June 9 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Atrium
June 10 – Napa, Calif., Various Venues (Napa Valley Jazz Getaway)
June 14 – Portland, Ore., Mississippi Studios
June 15 – Seattle, Wash., The Triple Door
June 17 – Boise, Idaho, The Olympic
June 20 – Denver, Colo., Soiled Dove Underground
July 23 – Centre Hall, Pa., Penns Cave & Wildlife Park (Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival)
Aug. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl (Smooth Summer Jazz)
Tickets to all dates except Atlanta are on sale now. Learn more about the artist at