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


—  Martin Taylor MBE, jazz guitarist



Associate Member of the Royal Northern College of Music

James was conferred the honour of Associate Member of the RNCM at the conservatoire's Congregation of Awards in December 2021. The ARNCM is a prestigious new award made available to recent alumni of the College judged to have achieved outstanding success in the early stages of their careers. 

Live at the Deli Lama

In 2021, Jazz at the Deli Lama invited James in to record for their video series.

Both Part 1 - solo - and Part 2 - acoustic duo with Aaron Wood (flugelhorn) - are now available to watch on YouTube via the above (underlined) links. 

Livestream from 1901 Arts Club

Meraki Duo's livestreamed concert from 1901 Arts Club, London:

featuring the world premiere of 'À Norte, Rio Preto' by Rafael Marino ArcaroCLICK HERE to watch. 

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.


Help Musicians Transmission Fund

During the pandemic, James was selected as a supported artist by Help Musicians through their Transmission Fund: an investment from the charity towards creative development and learning opportunities for the progression of artists' careers.


Jazz, Improvisation & Original Music

Composition & Arranging