#musicatthejames helps our guests connect to the location by creating a unique sonic environment that is designed by our musical director, Jared Dietch. Our goal is to celebrate the diversity of culture and sound by creating city-specific mixes, and understanding how music is shaped by our surroundings. 

In Chicago, we highlight the rich heritage of blues, jazz, rock, and soul, but also the spirit of Lollapalooza, now a Chicago institution. Within an hour, you might hear Louis Armstrong, Miike Snow, Body Language, and Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band -- all staples here.

Music for The James New York is curated with reinterpretations of classic records and the new music that is inspired by them. A city that constantly reinvents itself is the perfect place to hear old become new again. You might be welcomed by Lou Reed re-edits as well as by newer groups like Jungle or Liam Bailey.