Jessie Ware is a charmer. First, the elegantly understated smooth-soul songstress won over the U.K. electronic-music community (like Lisa Stansfield, Tracey Thorn and Beth Orton before her), lending her dulcet pipes to collaborations with Joker, SBTRKT and dubstep diva Katy B, and inspiring the most inordinate glut of remixes since Lana Del Rey. Next, she wooed the international indie blogosphere and the British record-buying public; her sterling debut LP, Devotion, went top-five in August. Now she’s come to court the U.S.A. Her label here, Cherrytree, is evidently plotting a restrained, time-biding campaign, leading with an album-sampling EP featuring “If You’re Never Gonna Move” — a song retitled (from “110%”) and rerecorded due to, of all things, a sample-clearing scuffle with Big Pun. They’re holding the real firepower, like pure-pop miracle “Wildest Moments,” in abeyance for the chart domination soon to follow.
Fri., Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m., $15, with Rochelle Jordan, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.