Duncan James


About me

I am a pianist, composer and teacher. I perform mainly in jazz, bringing in a range of other influences. My compositions for Territory include Latin and Township elements. My film score for Emak Bakia has classical as well as jazz influences.


I play in Heads Up, the house band on Mondays at Off the Cuff, Herne Hill, and work with Moses Bastiano, vocalist. Gigs done include Vortex, 606 Club and Royal Festival Hall Commuter Jazz series. I played in the Hot Orange Big Band. 

My compositions have been played extensively by Territory, which I co-lead with Roger Humbles (saxes). 

I have created events with music related to art work (at Hotel Elephant gallery) and with my silent film score (at the Cinema Museum). Again with visual contexts in mind, I am composing using virtual instruments. 

Future gigs

Monday 26 Aug 8.30

Heads Up at Off the Cuff

5 piece band

followed by a jam

Admission £3 or free if playing in the jam

Thursday 15 Aug 9pm

Duncan James Trio with Moses Bastiano vocals

The Bolton Earls Court

Admission free

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Original music performed by Territory. We also play familiar lively music when performing at parties and weddings.

Quiet, slow, serious, moody.

One-off events in interesting venues featuring new compositions as well as art, comedy or film.

Highlights from previous gigs

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