James is a graduate of the University of
Texas at Arlington.
His trumpet playing can be heard on the “Praise 95” CD
recorded by the First United Methodist Church of Bedford
where he plays regularly. He was the featured soloist, along with Nino Ushikishvily
on Piano, with the Northeast Orchestra on the 1999 performance of the
Shostakovich Concerto #1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings.
James has worked as a freelance trumpet player for over twenty years
doing a wide variety of events. In addition, James plays with the
Metroplex Praise Orchestra, teaches trumpet in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
and is an electrical engineer at Research in Motion.