"Watch out for James. He is an awesome player!"

 

—  Martin Taylor MBE, jazz guitarist

NEWS

Arts Council Funding

James is grateful to have received a full grant from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund For Individuals in support of continued creative practice and career development during lockdown.

New Release: Artephis with The Untold Orchestra

Released on 1st May, this double A-side single is a special collaboration between Artephis and The Untold Orchestra. James composed ‘Feel No More’, originally recorded by the 17-piece ensemble in 2018.

Record Nomination 

Thanks, Rory Russell, for the nomination: pick 10 records that had a formative effect on me

growing up (in no particular order).

Day 1: 'Elvis at Sun Records' 

Day 2: 'Porgy And Bess' - Miles Davis/Gil Evans

Day 3: 'The Magical Mystery Tour' - The Beatles

Day 4: Flamenco Guitar Recital (Wigmore Hall Live) - Paco Peña

Day 5: 'Blood On The Tracks' - Bob Dylan

Day 6: 'Boulez Conducts Debussy & Ravel'

Day 7: 'Afro Blue Impressions' - John Coltrane 

Day 8: 'Physical Graffiti' - Led Zeppelin

Day 9: 'Foxtrot' - Genesis

Day 10: '1958 Miles' - Miles Davis Sextet

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WATCH

LIEKO QUINTET

La Côte Mediterranée

Two weeks before lockdown, we had our hair cut and filmed this Gilad Atzmon tune at The Whiskey Jar.

MERAKI DUO

Pajdushka (from Four Macedonian Pieces)

We recorded this Miroslav Tadić piece for alto flute and guitar in November at The Yard.

THE EASY ROLLERS

I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart

My 90-year-old banjolele has now received its letter from the government and is locked away until this all blows over. Stay safe one and all.

(*at the time of filming, we were all square with government advice)

LISTEN

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Glow/Treading Water, 2020

Artephis
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La Côte Mediterranée, 2020

Single

Lieko Quintet
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D.O.D, 2020

Agbeko
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Black Lake, 2019

Single

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Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers, 2017

The Easy Rollers

Classical

Jazz & Original Music

Composition & Arranging

© 2020 by D. Sicari

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