Danny Boy - Live at The Groove Warehouse, Canberra
Featuring Tate Sheridan
Overture from "The Producers"
James performing the multi-percussion score from "The Producers" with Blue Fish Theatrical
James is a firm believer in the development of the arts through creation of and support of original compositions and material. Along with performing his own works with his groups, James always showcases compositions of his mentors and peers.
DEBUT ALBUM - BURBANK (2011)
At the completion of his undergraduate degree, James travelled to New York City and collaborated with his pianist mentor, Dr. Steve Newcomb (then studying at Manhattan School of Music) to co produce and plan what became "BURBANK", featuring 8 original compositions of James'. The album features the spectacular skills of New York drummer, Jon Wikan; New York based Australian, Sam Anning and German saxophonist, Stefan Schmid. The albums liner notes were written by James' dear friend and mentor, Joe Locke.
NEW ALBUM - HARD MINCE (2015)
Featuring an astonishing line-up of Geoffrey Keezer (pno), Richie Goods (bass), Jon Wikan (drms), Jonathan Kreisberg (gtr) and Adrian Cunningham (sax), James leads 10 original compositions from the vibraphone. Hard Mince has been featured coast to coast in Australia as an ABC Jazz featured album throughout August 2015. Hard Mince is available via iTunes or in hard copy through the "SHOP" tab.
James has recently becoming a contributor to, and featured Artist of, the Australian Jazz Real book with the additional of four of his compositions across BURBANK and HARD MINCE. Check it out here!
About the Australian Jazz Real Book:
The Australian Jazz Real Book is dedicated to the preservation and distribution of Australian Jazz in both digital and print. The aim is to digitally curate the definitive collection of Australian jazz tunes from Australian composers. That is, to make Australian jazz available to the next generation of jazz musicians.
Hard Mince - Live at Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
Featuring Phil Turcio, Frank Di Sario, Darryn Farrugia
SUPPORTING ARTIST PROJECTS
BART STENHOUSE - FIVE DAYS IN GRANADA
Bart is a leading guitarist in Queensland for his ability to musicially and affectively fuse several musical styles including flamenco, Indian, jazz and funk. Five Days in Granada is an album of original material by Stenhouse with a spectacular flameco jazz-fusion vibe. To be launced on October 10th at the SAE Institute in West End, Brisbane.
THE ESCAPEES - WOOD AND WIRE
Since 2012, James has been performing with the phenomenal Brisbane bassist, David Galea. The majority of James' collaboration with Galea is in the ensemble "The Escapees". In late 2012, the ensemble recorded an album under the direction of Galea, "Wood and WIre."
KELSEY GIAROLA - LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
James works with a variety of artists throughout Australia as a sideman providing warm vibes. In late 2013, James collaborated with the up and coming Brisbane based talent, Kelsey Giarola, featuring on two tracks of her debut album, "Love Me or Leave Me" (2014).