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James Mainwaring

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Genres  Jazz, Contemporary
Instruments  Saxophone
Occupation(s)  Bandleader, composer,
Genre  Jazz
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Associated acts  Roller Trio, Tipping Point
Website  http://www.jamesmainwaringmusic.com
Music groups  Roller Trio, Tipping Point
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James Mainwaring is a composer, saxophonist and band leader.

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Childhood and education

  • Mainwaring was born in Warrington where he grew up singing in rock bands and joined Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • In 2007 he moved to Leeds to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music and completed an MA in composition from the University of York
  • Career

  • In 2011 Mainwaring co-found Roller Trio who have released two albums, won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2011 and in 2012 were chosen for BBC introducing, nominated for the Mercury Prize, MOBO best jazz act and best newcomer at the Jazz FM awards
  • Mainwaring is a session musician for Django Django. As well as touring with them he appears on their single 'Reflections' from their 2nd album Born Under Saturn.
  • In 2015 he released the album The Earthworm's Eye View with his project Tipping Point<ref>"Tipping Point". Lamplight Social Records. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2016-05-06. </ref> which was described by John Fordham in the Guardian as “Playful, dark, skilful and spontaneous… a surefooted trip across many persuasions in contemporary music.”
  • Mainwaring also performs solo on saxophone with electronics which was showcased at the EFG London Jazz Festival. 2014 which was described as a 'intense, uncompromising performance that was utterly compelling”
  • Discography

  • Live at Seven Arts (with Mainwaring/Bardon/Horne) (2010)
  • Roller Trio (with Roller Trio) (2011)
  • Space Fight (with Space Fight) (2011)
  • Live at Jazz in the Round (with Roller Trio) (2012)
  • Live in Rotterdam (with Roller Trio) (2014)
  • Fracture (with Roller Trio) (2014)
  • The Earthworm's Eye View (with Tipping Point) (2015)
  • Awards

  • 2010 George Murphy Prize for Saxophone
  • 2011 Peter Whittingham Award (Roller Trio)
  • 2012 Mercury Prize an album of the year (Roller Trio)
  • 2013 Emerging Excellence Award
  • Songs

    Deep HeatRoller Trio · 2012
    High TeaFracture · 2014
    DorisFracture · 2014

    References

    James Mainwaring Wikipedia


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