James Arben is an award-winning, multi genre, multi-instrumentalist and has worked on many varied projects and bands.
Born in central London, James Arben's early musical education was under the guidance of the late, great Don Rendell for 12 years. His passion for music led him to pursue his career mainly as a jazz saxophonist, but he also studied oboe, attained a master's in classical music, sings and plays flute, clarinet and piano.
He subsequently attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for his master's in performance, composition, and arranging, studying with Pete Churchill, Tim Garland, and Scott Stroman.
James also won an Archer's Scholarship Award for two years running at Trinity College of Music, gaining a seat in the Bobby Lamb Big Band. Additionally, he sought further inspiration in New York, where he studied with Ralph Alessi and saxophonist Bob Mintzer.