Alfred James Duo
Cellist/vocalist Alfred James will present his unique brand of music as a duo with guitarist Avery Coffee. James and Coffee weave classical themes with soulful charm into an acoustic rock sound that is both original and musically masterful.
Performing with his custom-made Luis and Clark 5-string carbon fiber cello, there are no musical bounds that James will not cross. He is an extraordinary yet relatable crossover artist in the truest sense. James started playing the cello as a young boy after his father (a surgeon and amateur cellist) suffered a stroke that ended his surgical career. James picked up his dad's cello where he left off and the rest, as they say, is history.
James has performed at the White House, on NBC's "The Today Show," ABC's "Good Morning America," Carnegie Hall, The United Nations, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and The Academy of Music. James and his band are inspired by a variety of musicians including Yo Yo Ma, Sting, and Dave Matthews, and he reminds audiences that the cello isn't just for classical music anymore.
In 2016, the Alfred James Band released their second studio album, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Cross (Usher, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani). NPR featured their song "Better Days" on their online music show All Songs Considered, where it received the highest rating of any artist on the program.
The band had their first international tour of Greece and Turkey accompanying The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale and toured Cuba in 2016 and Italy in 2017. While in Italy, by special invitation, the band was asked to perform one of James' original compositions at the Vatican in the main sanctuary of St. Peter's Basilica for Mass. The Alfred James Band has performed for two Grammy showcases and has opened for Rufus Wainwright, Bruce Hornsby, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Marc Cohn, They Might Be Giants, and Suzanne Vega.
For more information visit www.alfredjamesband.com.
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35 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
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