Trombone, co-director of Jazz Melbourne
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, James Farrough is an emerging young composer, arranger, and trombonist. Drawing from his years of experience playing within various ensembles, James composes for a diverse range of instrumental genres from contemporary classical music to big band ensemble writing. Alongside his work as a composer, James has been involved in the Melbourne music scene as a performer for many years, playing in big bands, small groups, wind symphonies, and orchestral ensembles. James is actively involved in furthering the development of Melbourne’s music scene, having established and currently co-directing the jazz education and performance company Jazz Melbourne alongside composer and arranger Toshi Clinch. Currently studying Composition and Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, James is working towards a career in film and video game composition.