James has a rich history in music as a performer, music director, and a teacher. At Berklee College of Music, he excelled in music theory, made arrangement for stage band and big bands, and was accomplished in charting for all idioms. He has performed with numerous bands including: The Topix, Jampact, The News Boys, Liquid Jam, Funaddicts, Felix, Terrible Beauty, etc. James was the band leader for Louie Fontaine & the Rockets, performing up and down the west coast, Canada, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Tahoe. He is fluent in Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, and all Standards.
Here's what his students have to say about him: "I enjoy working with James, he's very flexible and strives to provide me with material that will improve my guitar skills while making it fun" -A.C.
"James is great - my son really enjoys his lessons with him. Additionally, I appreciate the flexibility of the shop when we need to reschedule." - G.P.,
"Got to love Jimbo-" - T.W.
Days at Saffron: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays