James Morrison (Australian jazz multi-instrumentalist)

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This James Morrison is an Australian jazz musician, not to be confused with other James Morrisons.

The Australian James Morrison is an insane multi-instrumentalist who regularly keeps his audience standing — no! — dancing ovations.

He has launched his current project "On the Edge" together with Simon Stockhausen:
Jazz, Funk and Latin melt into a hell-hot groove glow that leaves no one cold!

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James Lloyd Morrison AM (born 11 November 1962) is a multi-instrumental Australian jazz musician. Widely known for his trumpet playing, he has also performed on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flugelhorn, bass trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, guitar and piano. He is 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. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 Morrison and a cappella group, The Idea of North, won Best Jazz Album, for their collaboration on Feels Like Spring. In 2012 Morrison was appointed as Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival for the 2013 and 2015 festivals. He was inducted into the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame 2013 at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards. In July 2013 he conducted the World's Largest Orchestra in Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, consisting of 7,224 musicians.

In March 2015 Morrison opened the James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, South Australia – a tertiary level, dedicated jazz school offering a degree in jazz performance. The JM Academy is affiliated with the University of South Australia and offers an innovative approach to jazz education through integrated learning and a very hands on approach.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Collaboration Tommy Emmanuel 1
1999 Christmas Wish Gina Jeffreys 1
2000 Some of My Best Friends Are...The Trumpet Players Ray Brown 1
2009 The Spirit of Christmas 2009 Various Artists 1
2012 This Christmas The Idea of North 1
2012 A Tribute to Ray Charles Darren Percival 1
Some of My Best Friends Are... the Trumpet Players Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 What's New in Praise and Worship 2006 Various Artists 1
2011 Radio 538 Hitzone 59 Various Artists 1
2014 100x Liefde 2014 Various Artists 1
Pure Jazz Moods Various Artists 1
Tempo Jazz Edition, Volume 2 (Playin' Now) Various Artists 1
The Spirit of Christmas Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Montreux Jazz Festival: 25ème Anniversaire Various Artists 1
2010 Woodford Folk Festival Live 09/10 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Games of the XXVII Olympiad: Official Music From the Opening Ceremony Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 2016-04-30: International Jazz Day 2016: The White House, Washington, DC, USA Various Artists 1

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