James Doherty is a Trombone and Piano teacher.
James graduated with a Masters in Jazz Performance from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2016. He began Piano at the age of six and Trombone at the age of eight through the City of Belfast School of Music. He also played with the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra.
In late 2013 James started playing with Booka Brass, an eight piece New Orleans style Brass Band. Starting off by playing in small venues they went on to organise and perform sold out shows all over Ireland including Vicar Street, Dublin and four times at the Cork Opera House as part of the Cork Jazz Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017. They also have performed for a number of television shows in Ireland including 'Other Voices', 'The Ray D'Arcy Show', and 'Republic of Telly'. In September 2017 the band were featured in an 8 part Sky Arts Tv series called 'Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes'. The show consisted of a collaboration concert in the Union Chapel, London. Performing with the likes of Bob Geldof, Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Imelda May.
With Booka Brass James has played in Music festivals like Glastonbury and Electric Picnic and has performed abroad in the UK, France and Germany. They have collaborated with some of Ireland's top acts including Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan and James Vincent McMorrow and have performed twice at the President's Garden Party in the Áras An Uactaráin
Aside from Booka Brass, James plays on many occasions with the RTE Concert Orchestra and participated in the Feis Ceoil as part of a trombone quartet and was awarded the Anchor Cup. Recently James got accepted into the Defence Forces School of Music and will begin working with them towards the end of 2018.