Roots Down, Branches Out

James Buckham

James Buckham is a London based pianist, organist and music teacher. James’s background in English choral music began early as a boy chorister and later organist for St Andrew’s Church, Tarring. A quickly apparent musical aptitude meant a childhood of musical performance, forming connections with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra and Worthing Music Festival amongst others, ties which continue to be active now. 

He gained his formal qualifications at Trinity College of Music, graduating with a Bmus (First Class Honours) in Classical performance (piano) in 2011 and again with a Mmus (Distinction) in Jazz performance (piano) in 2015. 

Current projects include the Miazga Organ Trio, playing the music of Wes Montgomery and Cedar Walton in regular gigs around London; an exciting collaboration with singer Kitty Whitelaw presenting the music of Anita ‘O Day, giving it’s London Jazz Festival debut in 2019; and regular performances with ‘Celebrating Bond’ – a ensemble performing all the themes from the James Bond franchise very successfully around the UK. 

James is also highly active as a teacher and a ballet pianist, working at the dance faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, British Ballet Organisation and Ballet Rambert. 

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