James Flynn is a professional, international, jazz vocalist, composer and band leader. Over the last three decades he has developed a versatile career and his work has taken him to 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.
Sample career highlights include, support artist for Ray Charles, support & touring artist with Demis Roussos, featured soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festivals in Romania, China, throughout Asia and Australia. Opening act for ‘The Summer Horns’ (Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot) onboard The Dave Koz Cruise. MC/Host: Singapore International Jazz Festival 2016 & 2017. MC/Host: Singjazz presents Gregory Porter 2018 (Singapore). Flynn has recorded eight Jazz CD’s and is currently working on a new album of original compositions
“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”
The West Australian