James is based in Glasgow and can travel across Scotland.
Contemporary and versatile Glasgow based saxophonist James Steele has played with the likes of Joe Herzberg (Groove Armada), Mike Stern, Stewart Brock (Prides), Ross Leighton (Fatherson), Pat Kane (Hue and Cry) and Jacqui Dankworth to name but a few!
Originally from Stafford, James has spent time honing his craft studying and performing throughout the UK. He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated from the BMus Jazz program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2016, having studied under famous Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith. At the Conservatoire, James attended master classes with world renowned musicians and was featured on BBC Scotland’s Jazz house radio show each year, having had his own composition “Happy” played for the show in 2014.
This wealth of experience has led to James becoming one of the most in demand saxophonists on the Scottish scene, renowned for his diverse jazzy and rocky playing style. Whether it's a solo drinks reception for some light and refreshing background jazz, or a large jazz ensemble for the most demanding of events, rest assured James can provide it all, whatever the occasion!
Fly Me To The Moon - Jazz Standard
All The Things You Are - Jazz Standard
Take The A Train - Jazz Standard
It Could Happen To You - Jazz Standard
Misty - Jazz Standard
Body And Soul - Jazz Standard
Remember - Jazz Standard
Honeysuckle Rose - Jazz Standard
All Of Me - Jazz Standard
I'll Remember April - Jazz Standard
Blue Trane - Jazz Standard