James Morton is one of the most exciting saxophone players of his generation.
Born out of the Bristol music scene James was appointed Ambassador of Music for his home town in 2014 and is a long standing member of British trip-hop Legends The Herbaliser.
James has developed an international career over the last 15 years, working with some of the world’s best known and prolific artists, including Kasabian, Pendulum, Raphael Saadiq, Cee Lo Green, Roni Size, George Clinton, Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, Pee Wee Ellis, Angelique Kidjo and Carleen Anderson to name a few.
James also recently worked as part of the NPG Hornz playing with Liv Warfield and other members of Prince’s band.
With 2 critically acclaimed album releases to his name James Morton’s Porkchop “Don’t You Worry ‘bout That” and “The Kid” released in 2016, the forthcoming year will see a string of new releases from James.
James has recently been commissioned by Canary Wharf, Chestochowa and The Polish Ministry of culture. Newly formed project CraqSquad, formed with multi award winning producer DJ SUV, which includes members of Massive Attack, The Herbaliser and Roni Size Reprazent drew a crowd of 9000 people at their first performance in May 2018.
His unique lyrical and rhythmic style, which allows him to directly “speak” to his audience, conveys a strong sense of emotion that directly connects with his audience which makes him such a special – and in demand – player.
James will perform some of his original compositions as well as his own arrangements of some well known jazz standards.
James Morton - Alto sax
Anders Olinder - Keys
Ian Matthews - Drums
Guitar - TBC