About Me

02.03.1971

Saxophonist, Producer, Composer, Arranger and Conductor, S├ębastien JAMES was born in Nice.
As a teenager, he became passionate about music and has discovered improvisation. This musical freedom very quickly becomes a means of expressing itself without limits.
After studying music in conservatories and music schools in his area, he was awarded 1st prize for jazz and classical saxophone, and he has also learned the flute because the musical activity is rich in experiences, and you have to get skills as much as you can.
You have to be versatile as much as possible to meet the requirements of orchestras in search of musicians. Saxophonist with the Municipal Harmonic Orchestra of the City of Nice during 10 years but also as a soloist invited to the Opera of the City of Nice, he has participated in original and classical shows such as the last production in 2017 of Mr. Jacques BUTAYE "Carmen In Harlem".

Passionate about teaching. For more now than 25 years, he has devoted himself to the teaching of the saxophone and the flute with a young and less young public, in search of musical escapes.
Professor of saxophone and flute in various municipal schools and conservatories such as C.E.D.A.C. of Nice, the Municipal School of La Gaude, the Academy of Music of Cagnes s/mer, the region of Grand-Jean of the city of Vallauris , also at the Conservatory of Grasse where he opens the classes of contemporary music and jazz.

Today, S├ębastien JAMES alias "SebioJazz" takes place in different events in France and abroad. As an independent producer, he is also a member and member of SACEM, SCPP, SPEDIDAM and ADAMI. Whether for his project "Jazz and Lounge" or with some DJ's, he plays since several years on current music and recent hits. References:
Member of the Quartet "A Tree for Two".
Prizes 2003 and 2007 of the best group of the region PACA with "A Tree For Two".
Saxophonist Soloist of the JBC "Jazz Band of Corsica".
Conductor of "Azur BigBand" during 10 years.
he also has participated to the Nice Jazz Festival "The Great Parade of Jazz, 1996, 1997, 1998 With the group Mister Syms JPA 5tet ..."
also for the Jazz OFF from "Jazz in Juan" 50th and 52th Ed.