James Banner is a double bass player, composer and educator based in Berlin and the UK.
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)
October 2018: 3 releases this month: James Banner’s USINE [18.10. JazzHausMusik], Birgitta Flick Quartet – Color Studies [5.10. Double Moon/Challenge] and Practically Married + João Lopes Pereira – Circus [24.10. Self-release]
September 2018: Selected to work with Two Rivers Concert Band for Adopt a Composer 2018 (Making Music, Sound and Music, PRS Foundation, BBC Radio 3)
June 2018: Recording soundtrack for Liebesfilm
April/May 2018: Interviews underway for Voices of Berlin!
March 2018: Album to be released in October 2018 by JazzHausMusik
Feb 2018: CURATION OF NEW SERIES “PRACTICALLY MARRIED” AT DONAU115
Jan 2018: New choral project Voices of Berlin supported by Berlin UdK/Hanns Eisler