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The Joint | Theater & Coffeehouse

James Singleton - Jazz at the Joint

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James Singleton - Jazz at the Joint

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Sep 14, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Joint | Theater & Coffeehouse, 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA

About the Event

James Singleton is an acoustic bassist, composer, and producer. He is a member of the New Orleans-based jazz group Astral Project with Johnny VidacovichTony Dagradi, and Steve Masakowski. He has been described as one of the best and most sought after bassists in New Orleans.[1]He has performed with John ScofieldStanton Moore, and John Medeski as well as John AbercrombieArt BaronEllis Marsalis, Earl Turbinton, Eddie HarrisClarence “Gatemouth” BrownLionel HamptonArnett Cobb and Banu Gibson among others. He has recorded with Chet BakerAlvin “Red” TylerJames BookerJohnny “Tan Canary” AdamsCharlie Rich and Zachary Richard among others.He produced Astral Project’s Elvado which won OffBeat magazine’s 1998 Best Modern Jazz Album of the year award. Although Elvado has been described as “straight-ahead bop-influenced jazz with a Crescent City ambiance”[2] Astral Project’s live performances are also known for improvisation which Singleton has described as “composing in the groove.”[3]He has led projects such as “3 Now 4,” “The James Singleton Orchestra” and “The James Singleton Trio.”

Some of Singleton’s recent projects include playing as a member of the New Orleans saxophonist Robert Wagner Trio[4] and the New Orleans keyboardist Robert Walter Trio. In early 2007 he toured nationally with Skerik and Mike Dillon. In 2008 various projects included an experimental jazz string quartet composed of two former Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra members Dave Rebeck and Matt Rhody as well as cellist Helen Gillet.[5] Singleton moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina, but continued to perform frequently in New Orleans.[6] In December 2008, Singleton returned to New Orleans.

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