Perhaps best known as a trumpet virtuoso, James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. His showmanship extends to playing tuba, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, double bass, guitar and piano during his stellar international career. He is renowned as one of the finest jazz players Australia has ever produced.
He has played alongside the best jazz musicians of our time, including Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Wynton Marsalis. Now 58, James Morrison’s career has included much more than just jazz… he’s a pilot, rally driver, sailor, author and even an inventor. Transporting James to the United States each year to sail on The Jazz Cruise would seem to be an extravagance, but the larger cost would be doing the program without him.