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 James Gentry began his Musical career studying Classical Clarinet while attending High School in Indianapolis Indiana with Achille Rossi of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestral. James went on to play principal Clarinet in and around the state of Indiana in many of the fine youth Orchestra’s and Concert Bands. He went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma. Where he continued his Clarinet Studies with Andre Lizzott (Principal Clarinet Boston Opera Co.) James was a performance major while attending Berklee. James refined his improvisational skills with the likes of Legendary woodwind dept heads Joe Viola and John Laporta. He also studied arranging and jazz composition with Herb Promeroy and James Williams ( Art Blakey Jazz Messengers.) And Non- Functional Harmonic Techniques with the dean of advanced harmony techniques Paul Schelling ( Sarah Vaughan.) James also plays Tenor Saxophone and flute and was apart of the many fine recording bands while attending Berklee. James has recorded and played with Bob Summers ( Count Basie Band.) James Williams ( Art Blakey Jazz Messengers.) Ken Lesight ( Crafton Hills College.) Jerry Rusch ( Gerald Wilson Orchestral.) James now resides in California where he continues to teach and freelance and lead his own bands in and around the state of California James continues to record many of his own fine Jazz Compositions that can be found at itunes. James is working on a NEW recording project " Bold Classic Standards." So Please contact us for your nest event and please sign up for news alerts its all good and FUN.