James Whittington

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About James

Trumpet player with the London-based band, Baraka. Playing original tunes, inspired by the world, made in London.

Trumpet player with Baraka. Inspired by global grooves from Caribbean calypso to South African swing, Baraka has a growing collection of original tunes and improvisations with distinctive Afro-Latin sounds. The first album - Yebo - came out in 2016. You can hear it on the usual streaming and social media sites. The next album is planned for 2018.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Medieval music, Film / TV music, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Originals, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Latin, Reggae, Ska
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Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Bb trumpet
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Roisin E, 1 year ago

We've had the pleasure of working with Baraka for three years where they've become a regular part of the programme. Their unique brand of original jazz, bright with its tropical spirit and underpinned with expert technicality, is a real steal to find and has added a range and depth to our programme. Aside from that they're always a delight to work with: on time, polite and focused on delivering a great musical experience for our customers. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Marie T, 1 year ago

Baraka have been playing at Omnibus since 2015 and have brought their unique and original style to a variety of events from gigs, to fundraising events and most recently jamming with young people. They are a delight to work with and I recommend them wholeheartedly.

From other musicians:

Xavier Osmir
13th January 2017
Xavier Osmir

Nice one 👍🏾