Monday, September 17, 2012
Manner Dangerous/The Master Plan/Groove/Wistful/What A Friend (We Have In Jesus)/St. James Infirmary/Back Home/When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Bone-If-Eyed/Amazing Grace
James Morrison AM (born 11 November 1962 in Boorowa, New South Wales) is an Australian jazz musician who plays numerous instruments, but is best known for his trumpet playing. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having performed on the Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flugelhorn, Bass Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Double Bass and Piano. He is also a composer, writing jazz charts for ensembles of various sizes and proficiency levels. He composed and performed the opening fanfare at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2009, he joined Steve Pizzati and Warren Brown as a presenter on Top Gear Australia.
In 2012 James was appointed as Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival for the 2013 and 2015 festivals.