Educational Sales Rep
Joined in

Bachelors Music-trumpet performance, Masters Music-composition

Current Projects

James Barela group, BLu7, Indigo Children

Specialties / Genres Taught

trumpet, jazz and commercial style-all instruments, composition and arranging

Performance Experience

25 years professional

Teaching Experience

graduate teaching asst., 4th and 5th grade band, private studio


Educational Sales Rep

About Me

James Barela has been a professional musician and jazz artist for the past twenty-five years, having worked with some of the biggest names in music.  James has played trumpet for thirty-three years and more recently began to focus on wind synthesizer technology in the form of the Steiner Midi EVI.  James has a BM in trumpet performance from The University of Denver and a MM in composition from The Lamont School of Music.  James has also studied with Laurie Frink, Bobby Shew, John McNeil, and David Amram, among others.  James' philisophical belief is that music and music education makes the world a better place and creates citizens who are able to excel in life and career.  

Please feel free to contact James for any questions about band, orchestra, or choir music or instrument sales.  Call or email me if you or your school are interested in band and/or orchestra instrument rentals.

To contact James please call (303) 912-2605  or email

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