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James Hayes

James Hayes

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger James Hayes has been teaching piano and Woodwinds for more than 10 years.

An engineer by trade, James has studied Jazz piano in Paris with Jeff Gardner for two
years. In 2001, he decided to leave his City job and become a full-time musician, enrolling on Mark Bassey's composition course at the City Lit and the Jamey Aebersold summer school with pianist
Phil de Greg and sax player Frank Griffith.

Since James has been playing in many venues with some of the most talented Jazz musicians in the UK, sharing the stage with Steve Waterman, Nigel Hitchcock, Art Themen and many more.

When not leading his own Quintet at venues and Festivals, James is playing piano with various London based Big Bands. Click here to listen to his two albums. 

James is also an active workshop leader. In recent years, he has been running JazzCats -  a Jazz workshop at Queens Primary as well as a keyboard club and the Kool Tunes choir at Kew College.