Born Newcastle. To Sydney in the mid 80’s, graduating from Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1986. Toured Canada in ‘94 and ‘95 and Europe in ‘95 with the band The catholics. Performed with the Australian Art Orchestra in India and Jackie Orszaczky in Hungary in ‘96, toured Europe in ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, 2004 and China and Japan in ‘99 with Wanderlust. Has released two albums and toured Europe, inc. JazzFest, Berlin with his own band The World According To James. Played at Tokyo Jazz Fest 2006. Now teaches at ANU Canberra.