James Brady




Composing is integral to James’ identity as a musician and he has written for a variety of ensembles, from soloists to symphony orchestra, and has a special interest in writing and arranging for big band and other large jazz-based ensembles. His musical training includes The Royal Academy of Music, Cambridge University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and he has worked with Robin Holloway and John Cooney, amongst others. James’ big band works are published by Big Jazz Face.

James’ writing combines his backgrounds in jazz and contemporary classical music with a love of Latin American, African and other musical traditions from around the world. His arrangements, including for Britten Sinfonia Academy, have been performed at the Barbican Centre Free Stage, London, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge and the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and his big band works have been played by artists including Liane Carroll, Laurence Cottle and The Big Jazz Band.

As an active professional trumpeter, James likes to cross genres and musical boundaries and is equally at home playing jazz, classical, funk and Latin music. As well as performing in the UK, James has appeared in China, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and France and his performances have been broadcast on Chinese state television and Hungarian Radio.

Musical education also forms an important part of his interests and goals. Through his teaching and ensemble leading he has learned a great deal about helping others to enjoy and make music.

www.jamesbradymusic.com 

That arrangement is bloody gorgeous – thank you so much.” 

– Liane Carroll (multi award-winning jazz vocalist) on James’ arrangement of her composition Dublin Morning 


Composers

Philip Venables
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Raymond Yiu
Eleanor Alberga
Jacob Fitzgerald
Anna Disley-Simpson
Ruari Paterson-Achenbach
Tom Coult
Lisa Illean
Matthew Grouse
Errollyn Wallen
Oliver Leith
Benjamin Graves
Robin Haigh
Kevin Leomo
Joseph Davies
Элина Вагина
Svetlana Lavrova
Elena Igotti
Mira Calix
Alex Mills
Darren Bloom
Dominic Wills
Alexia Sloane
Anna Appleby
Jia Chai
Andrew Thomas
Emily Hall
Joel Rust
Timothy Salter
Eloise Gynn
Deborah Pritchard
Andy Ingamells
William Marsey
Elis Czerniak
Soosan Lolavar
Kate Whitley
Stevie Wishart
Ewan Campbell
Jethro Cooke
Edwin Hillier
James Joslin
Timothy Cape
Edward Henderson
Stephen Williams
Gareth Wood
Sasha Millwood
Graham Ross
Jeremy Thurlow
James Brady
Kate Honey
Aleksandr Brusentsev
Kim Ashton
Misha Mullov-Abbado
Freya Waley-Cohen
Josephine Stephenson
Ed Scolding
Giles Swayne
Lloyd Coleman
Jonathan Woolgar
William Cole