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James Brown is one of Canada’s most talented and versatile musicians. A a guitarist, composer and educator, he has produced four acclaimed recordings of original music. Marrying his extensive background in classical performing and composing with jazz, he has created a unique musical space for himself. He has performed with many leading artists and ensembles including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sound Streams Canada and Can Stage. His recent full scale composition “The Mosley Street Suite” was premiered  at Koerner Hall in August 2021 and his fourth studio album “Song Within the Story”, (featuring Clark Johnston, Anthony Michelli and Mike Murley) was released on NGP records in March of 2022. Other recordings have featured Don Thompson, Quinsin Nachoff, Jim Vivian,  Andrew Downing and Ernie Tollar. James’ composition article “The Grundgestalt Concept” was published in the July 2023 issue of Downbeat Magazine.
Learn more here:https://www.jamesbrown.ca/

“I love this record”
 Brad Stone, Soul and Jazz UK
“This is one of the best jazz guitar albums this writer, who fervently listens to greats like Frisell, Bernstein, and Metheny, has heard in recent memory. It can easily stand with the best from those giants.”
Jim Hynes,  Making a Scene
“This is a stunning album, thanks for putting on my radar!”
Lauren Hancock, Producer, CBC, Saturday Night Jazz

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