Popular singer and entertainer James Flynn is back in town for a very special night out, packed with entertainment, great music, and some laughs along the way. The evening will be a mix of swinging classic vocal tunes from the songbooks of Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Sting, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble and more, with a sprinkling of his own compositions.
Add to this the magic and versatility of some of Perth’s top jazz musicians that make up his quintet, JFQ, and you have all the ingredients for a sensational night of music.
Jackson Van Ballegooyen – Piano
Adam Springhetti – Bass
Ben Shelly – Drums
Paul Millard – Saxes
Mark Underwood – Trumpet
Bill MacAlister – Trombone
Lock in March 15th (Which happens to be James’s birthday) and swing on by to join him in the celebrations and a very special announcement.
James Flynn is a professional, international, jazz vocalist, actor, writer, composer and band leader. Over the last three decades he has developed a versatile career, and his work has taken him to the USA, Europe, Asia and throughout Australia. Originally from Scotland, Flynn has been based in Western Australia since 2001. He has written, produced and featured in, regional and national touring productions within Australia and consolidated a significant reputation internationally for his many performances overseas.
James wrote and produced his first original jazz musical, ”Only You” which premiered in Perth in 2019. He has recorded nine Jazz CD’s and is currently working on a new album of original compositions. He has enjoyed playing & collaborating with various artists from around the globe including Australia’s Dale Barlow, Eric & Ulf Wakenius – Sweden, Dave Koz & Keb Mo – USA, Eugene Pao – Hong Kong, Tony Lakatos – Germany, Koh Mr Saxman – Thailand & Jeremy Monteiro – Singapore.
Sample career highlights include: Support artist for Ray Charles, support & touring artist with Demis Roussos, various features as a soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festival performances in Europe, Asia & Australia. Opening act in the USA for ‘The Summer Horns’ featuring: Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot. Winner -’Dave Koz – So you think you can jam’ Alaska, USA 2016. Composer, Thailand Tourism Authority Tourism Campaign song “Open to the New shades”. MC/Host Singapore International jazz Festival & Sing Jazz presents Gregory Porter.
His current projects include, “Men’s shed the musical” due to premiere at the end of the year, a children’s interactive storybook, “Priya Pickles” and his first novel “Angelica’s smile’.
Watch out for an exciting new collaboration when James joins the Joondalup Symphony Orchestra as part of their concert series.