A two-time All-Ireland fiddle champion, bodhrán player, and dancer from New York City, Jake James has been called “one of the finest and most accomplished young musicians around.” The Irish Echo called his 2018 album “Firewood” an “outstanding debut solo recording.” Since then, he has become a member of The Consequences who released their debut album “When You Weren’t Looking” in summer 2023, and he released “In Reel Time” with fellow NYC flute player Brenda Dowling. Jake has toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan with esteemed groups such as the Green Fields of America, Cherish the Ladies, Doolin’, Daniel O’Donnell, the Trinity Irish Dance Company, the Paul Brock Band, and RUNA. He has performed and taught at venues and festivals such as Catskills Irish Arts Week, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Joanie Madden’s Folk’n Irish Cruise, the Chicago Auditorium Theater, Gracie Mansion, and Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he has a Masters in Composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
Guest Concert Performer | Lively Session Leader