Artist Detail - BBC Entertainment
James Flynn & Orchestra
He sings the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole & Dean Martin, not as a mimic but as his own interpreter of tunes these artists made famous.
Over the last decade James has consolidated a significant reputation as not only a fine jazz vocalist but also as a leader of some of the most talented and exciting young jazz instrumentalists in WA. Musicians such as Matthew Jodrell and Troy Roberts have alternated touring with James Flynn around regional WA and James Morrison performing in Europe.
James Flynn possesses flawless intonation, a fine sense of rhythmic swing and an uncanny interpretation of the lyric. From the point of view of solely recording, this would be sufficient but in a live setting he brings much more. Flynn engages his audience - he has the talent to communicate. His concert performances in front of capacity audiences feel like a casual presentation in a friend's lounge room. This ability to make everyone feel "at home" is a rare skill in the jazz environment. In short he is an entertainer.
James has developed a versatile career as actor, singer, and writer. His work has taken him to Europe, America, Asia and throughout Australia.
He has recorded five CDs and toured and performed at jazz festivals throughout the world. In addition to countless stage and television performances he has performed four sell out concerts as a soloist with West Australian Symphony Orchestra and has been the support artist for Ray Charles, Martin Taylor, James Morrison, Tommy Emanuel & Demis Roussos.
James Flynn brings to his vocal performance a level of professionalism and polish that is of international calibre and offers solo performances, small jazz ensembles and a 14 piece orchestra to cater to any ocassion.