James Davison studied Classical Trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is currently studying for a Masters in Jazz Performance at The Royal Academy of Music, kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Alongside his studies, James regularly performs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and Pete Long’s ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ band.  He left the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) as lead trumpet in 2018. He is a member of the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group, the Tom Green Septet and the Sam Watts Band, as well as running his own dixieland jazz band – The Dixie Strollers.