James with Scott "Buddy" Cameron. Toys for Tots fundraiser.
Rehearsing before the show - singer, actor, Mr. Trini Lopez
With Lee Ritenour
A bit of playing with the great Dr. Lonnie Smith (B3 organ) and Dave Hubbard, saxophonist with George Benson, Ray Charles and Roberta Flack...
Performing with Rich Little, at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach.
With Vinnie Falcone, first call pianist/conductor and Frank Sinatra's musical director
Pre-concert hangin' with George Benson
In 2013, James performed with Broadway singer and two time Tony Award nominee, Christine Andreas (La Cage aux Folles).
He also had the privilege of sharing the stage with New York composer-arranger and Golden Globe Award (A Star Is Born) winner, Kenny Ascher, who, with Paul Williams, is recognized for composing the music for The Muppets Movies, including, Rainbow Connection.
In 2016, James played in a concert with Downbeat Poll winning singer, Lisa Kelly and great trumpet player, J.B Scott
As a teenager and in his twenties, James performed with members of the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. He also did Canadian Broadcasting recordings with some members of the Orchestra and with the outstanding Canadian jazz pianist, Brian Browne. In Canada, during the summer of 2014, James worked with his friend and talented alto saxophonist, Dave Ward.
As well as playing on recording sessions for other performers, James is constantly composing original music for group and solo performance. In 2015, he performed in concert with his good friend and outstanding trumpet player, Steve Ahern and on occasion with pianist/composer/arranger, Don Bestor and the popular Sunrise Party Band who specialize in performances for private club and corporate events.
He also worked as guitarist for the renowned impressionist, Rich Little.
On stage with Oscar nominee Mr. Kenny Ascher, co-writer of "Rainbow Connection" and The Muppet movie.
The Neal Smith Orchestra,Palm Beach high society, featuring the wonderful Neal Smith (leader), Bill Quigley (drums) and Guy Scott (piano).
With Nicki Parrott, bassist, at Bob Merrill's CD release party in Palm Beach.