James Lynch is a British jazz trumpet player, who has played in big bands with many pop stars, including Robbie Williams, Babybird, Missy Elliott and Beverly Knight. On the Spice Girls last UK tour, James played first trumpet, and arranged the entire brass section. He has also recently played sessions for Dizzy Rascal and Engelbert Humperdinck.
James graduated from the City of Leeds College Of Music with first-class honours in Jazz & Comtemporary Music, winning prizes for Outstanding Performance, Brass and Arranging. He won the Newman Cup at the age of 17 for Most Improved Player, as a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
Born in St Helens, Merseyside, James attended Parr High School before moving to Sutton High School (which later became Sutton High Sports College) to study A-level music. On moving to London James joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain eventually becoming their lead trumpet player. His professional solo career began in the Mayfair district of London, playing with society dance bands, before he began working completely freelance, playing in musical theatre and on session recordings for established artists, and soundtracks/themes for TV shows and films. He has played in many of the biggest West End musicals in London, from Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever to Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar.