KJAZZ Radio UK welcomes accomplished composer, producer and keyboard player James Colah. When auditioning James Colah’s music for the first time we were captured by the way James composes his smooth jazz grooves. There are tonal qualities reminiscent of Boney James, George Benson, Peter White and if you like Jeff Lorber we think you will enjoy this versatile musician.
James Colah is from London, England and has a musical background as a session musician with an impressive resumé in the music industry. Recently he has taken on the challenge to move into the spotlight and take centre stage drawing on his years of experience working with some of the UK’s top talent. James Colah records his smooth jazz as the ‘James Colah Project’ and although he is an indie musician his music in a few short years has been featured on top radio stations around the world.
James Colah began his music studies at the age of four with a classical training which progressed to a dynamic and creative flare for composition and performance, much of which is undertaken at his own south London studios.
James Colah has composed, performed, recorded and produced music for more than 300 artists of various genres with the philosophy, “As long as you have a germ of a melody which you can hum, I can develop it into something which is sure to please.”
His achievements and experience span many diverse areas of the music business including being signed to CBS ( Sony / BMG Records ) with his two identical triplet brothers at an early age, resulting in a European tour. He has also toured with many other high profile acts including supporting, ‘Tears For Fears’ in America and Canada and the classic soul band, ‘The Foundations’ throughout Europe.
James co-wrote and performed the title music for the BBC’s, ‘Terry Wogan’s Friday Night Show’ and was featured in the prestigious, ‘ Keyboard Player ‘ magazine.
He has also worked for production companies in the media and national corporations including other projects for the BBC in the UK.
In a three decade career to date, he has worked as a musical director or session man with a range of high profile international artists which include : Edwin Starr, Ballet Rambert Dance Company, Virgin Records, Sheena Easton, Haysi Fantayzee, Pendragon and EMI.
In summary the ‘James Colah Project’ – Foot tapping mid tempo grooves with catchy memorable sonic qualities that don’t overpower and will soothe the listeners soul and relax the spirit with melodic harmonies. Grooves that are sure to please whatever your mood. KJAZZ Radio UK is privileged to play the music of this highly acclaimed smooth jazz composer/musician James Colah.
Comments and what others are saying about James Colah
Excellent music really very nice, congratulations – SONNYBLUESBOSSA
A fantastic piece of Music from the Legendary James Colah ………. ♫ ♪ – TheMogfather
James, Your music is very nice… I am enjoying all of it very much.. Keep on jamming…. – Johnny Brooks
Awesome chops James , your music is superb ! My brother and I will stay tuned Thanks for the invite on fb . The best for you ! – Gray Matters
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