James Flynn Quartet

After five months overseas performing in Singapore, Spain, Scotland, Indonesia, India, China, & Thailand as well as hosting the Singapore International Jazz Festival for the second consecutive year, James Flynn returns to Perth to be part of the PIJF.

James Flynn has had a versatile career that spans three decades and has taken him all over the world. This year he celebrates his thirtieth year in the industry where he continues to work as a professional a jazz vocalist, band leader, composer, actor, director & writer. 

Originally from Scotland, Flynn has been based in Western Australia since 1997. He has written, produced and featured in, regional and national touring productions within Australia and consolidated a significant reputation internationally for his many performances overseas.

Sample career highlights include, support artist for Ray Charles, support & touring artist with Demis Roussos, featured soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festivals in Australia, Europe, UK & Asia. Opening act for ‘The Summer Horns’ (Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot) onboard The Dave Koz Cruise.

James has recorded eight Jazz CD's and is currently working on a new album of original compositions.

“We had the opportunity to jam together at one very fun show…his tenacity, and sheer energy and excitement paid off big for James, as the whole ship fell in love with him in that moment. He’s that good! A seasoned live performer for sure, when he is on stage he communicates on such a different level…it’s inspiring”  - Dave Koz  (Grammy winning saxophonist USA)                                                                                                                                          

“James Flynn possesses flawless intonation, a fine sense of rhythmic swing and an uncanny interpretation of the lyric. From the point of view of solely recording, this would be sufficient but in a live setting he brings much more. Flynn engages his audience - he has the talent to communicate. His concert performances in front of capacity audiences feel like a casual presentation in a friend's lounge room. This ability to make everyone feel "at home" is a rare skill in the jazz environment. In short he is an entertainer.” - The West Australian

 

JAMES FLYNN QUARTET comprises:

  • James Flynn - Vocals
  • John Leotta – Piano
  • Adam Springhetti – Bass
  • Ben Falle - drums