Alto Saxophonist

James Romaine

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Alto Saxophonist
Birmingham
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Jazz Saxophonist based in Birmingham. Currently studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Available for both Jazz and pop settings.

20-year-old, East London-born Alto Saxophonist, composer and bandleader, James Romaine is currently in his third year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Whist studying at the Conservatoire, James has had the privilege of being under the tutorship of Jean Toussaint, Mike Williams and Andy Panayi. James has received masterclasses from highly reputable names in Jazz including; Maria Schneider, Walter Smith III and Gilad Hekselman. He has recently returned from a semester in Valencia, Spain where he studied with Tenor Saxophonist Jesús Santandreu, received a masterclass from George Garzone and played in numerous ensembles including the Conservatoire Big Band, where he held the lead Alto chair. Currently, James is leading his own ensemble, the JR 4TET with which he has recorded an EP entitled ‘Urban Decor’. Born in Newham, East London in 1997, James began playing the Alto Saxophone in primary school aged 10 after moving to Lincolnshire. From then, James became a member of numerous Classical and Jazz ensembles throughout school and by the age of 18, was offered a place to study Jazz at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Dixieland, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Funk, Motown, R&B, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre
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Instruments:
Alto saxophone, Composer, Arranger
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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