Altamira M01, Martin D-28, Epiphone ES-175, Gibson SG
Gypsy Jazz, Prog Rock
Yes, Rush, Django Reinhardt, Angelo DeBarre, Van Halen, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Gonzalo Bergara, Stochelo Rosenberg, Gojira, R.E.M.
BA Music Rutgers University
Cabinets of Curiosity, Jersey Groove
Cabinets of Curiosity
Gypsy Jazz, Rock, Metal, Pop, Jazz
Multiple Musicals, Many years of playing in bands
As an instructor, James focuses intently on proper technique in order to minimize potential injury as well as musicality and applying musical knowledge to the guitar. His main goal however is to create a fun and challenging learning environment for his students that will foster a love for the craft for years to come.
James also tries to remain active in the local music scene. He can be found often in Philly playing at local Gypsy Jazz jam sessions, as well as around the area playing with his original band, Cabinets of Curiosity, and his Jazz group Jersey Groove.