Areas of Instruction
Saxophone, Piano, Guitar
Saxophonist, pianist, composer/arranger and James Moore began formal training in music at age 9 and by the age of 11 was composing and arranging for ensembles as large as 15 pieces.
A scholarship recipient, he attended a summer session for gifted high school students at Berklee School of Music at age 16 where he studied saxophone with the renowned Joe Viola and his original music was performed under the direction of Herb Pomeroi. A few years later while attending UNT his compositions where recorded and performed by the renown One O'clock Jazz Band (with which he filled the "jazz tenor"chair), under the direction of Leon Breedon.
He has had the great fortune to have studied piano privately with the great Ellis Marsalis, Larry Goldings and John Murphy of Loyola University and led and composed for his stellar nine piece group, "The Urbanites", (consisting of some of the finest musicians in New Orleans) while living in that city.
During the course of his career he has had the pleasure of working and performing with, among others: