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James Banner is a double bass player, composer and educator based in Berlin and the UK.


January 2020: Concertino For Concert Band on BBC Radio 3 at 21:15 LISTEN ->. Solo set/premiere of new improvisational work ‘Things my parents said about childhood’ at Ideas of Noise Festival 30.01. New series of dates announced for Make The Paint Dance paint/improvisation/music workshops in Leeds – check the dates!
December 2019: New collaboration with The Arc Project’s ‘Songs On Thomas Hardy’ – new work for harp/mezzo-soprano soloist Ruth Lee, premiere April 18th 2020 at York Unitarian Chapel (see the dates). New release – Mark Pringle – Book of Haikus. USINE featured on BBC Radio 3 programme #freeness.
October 2019: New commissions for Vanguard in Manchester, premiere April 21st 2020 at LEAF. Upcoming shows with Jeff Williams and USINE in Berlin (see the dates)
August 2019: release of So It Turns by Rachel Sermanni – listen here
June 2019: Finished Concertino for Concert Band as part of Adopt A Composer 2018/2019. Premiere 6.10. at Saltaire, Ilkley. New music video from Rachel Sermanni (see above).
March 2019: recording and performing with Meschiya Lake – check the dates!
February 2019: on tour with USINE – check the dates!
November 2018: NEW RELEASE: WOOD / GUTS – Trio with Elias Stemeseder and Ugo Alunni. Available via Bandcamp from 22.11.18. Release concerts at Donau115 22.11. and at Bröhan Museum 6.12. (with Max Andrzejewski)

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