Hello. This is a site for James Barrett, a trumpet player and composer currently based in Osaka, Japan.

JAMES BARRETT'S PROFILE
James Barrett is a freelance trumpet player based in Osaka Japan. While living in Osaka he has played almost all genres including big bands, jazz combos, R&B, funk, latin, reggae, kayokyoku, and free improvisation. On stage, he has performed with and backed up Satoko Fujii, Gilad Atzmon, Mitsuyoshi Azuma, Sadao Watanabe, Natsuki Tamura, Yumi Hara Cawkwell, Eric Marienthal, Eric Miyashiro, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Charito, Tim Hagans, Ingrid Jensen, Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, John Fedchock, and Terri Lynne Carrington. He plays in Mononoke Opera, Eiichiro Arazaki Big Band, Satoko Fujii Orchestra (Kobe), Planet Bop, and other big bands and ensembles and also leads his own projects Octopus Space Ferry and RATS IN CARS..

トランペット奏者、作曲家、編曲家です。米国のネバダ州出身。大学の音楽学部卒業後2002年来日。ジャズ、ファンク、ラテン、レゲエ、歌謡曲、フリー即 興など、幅広いジャンルで演奏。ビッグバンドの活動などで藤井郷子、ギラド・アツモン、吾妻光良、田村夏樹、渡辺貞夫、宮崎隆睦、エリック・マリエンサ ル、ボービー・シュー、ティム・ヘゲンズ、ブライアン・リンチ、コンラド・ハ -ワィグ、ジョーン・フェドチョック、エングリド・ジェンセン、エリック・ミヤシロなどの共演。自分のリーダーユニットのMONONOKE OPERA、RATS IN CARS, 「宇宙船はたこのふぇりー」と共に、Planet Bop、荒崎英一郎 BIG BAND、藤井郷子オーケストラ(神戸)と他の関西バンドで参加し、ソロ演奏、作曲など活動中。

Contact (問い合わせ):
jamesbarrettmusic (at) gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/TrumpetNoiseFun
https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesBarrettMusic

James' groups and projects:

Rats In Cars
Members: James Barrett tpt, Keizo Nobori tenor sax, Kanta Hishinuma gtr, Hiroshi Funato bass, Yuji Haraguchi drums

Rats In Cars 'Meiwaku Koui'



Mononoke Opera
A big band project, featuring original music by myself and others. With liberal influences of: Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Shibusa Shirazu, Jazz Big Band Graz, Jaga Jazzist, YMO, Kraftwerk, Duke Ellington, Stravinsky, Ives, Sibelius, etc....

Featuring the valued participation of: Tsutomu Takei, Tomomi Ochiai - alto sax, Eiichiro Arasaki and Koichiro Hori - tenor saxes, clar./ flute etc., Kohei Shibata - bari sax, James Barrett, Shojiro Yokoo, Tomokazu Yamada, Koji Shionoya - tpts, Tomomi Taniguchi, Kensuke Ota, Tomoyuki Mihara - tbns, Kanta Hishinuma - guitar, Shoichi Oe - piano, Thomas Posner - bass, Hiroshi GORI Matsuda - drums

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宇宙船はたこのふぇりぃ(Octopus Space Ferry)
...... has a revolving cast of from 4 to 10 members. Up to now it has featured :
James Barrett trumpet, Aya Sekine piano, Eiichiro Arasaki tenor sax, Saori Kojima theremin, Kanta Hishinuma guitar, Shoichi Oe piano, accordion, Yuki Maegaki taisho koto, Fumihiko Kimura percussion, Tomokazu Yamada trumpet, Yusuke Imanishi trombone, Kuniaki Tomura tenor sax, Koichiro Hori clarinet, t-sax, Takashi Miyamoto bass, Yuji Haraguchi, drums, Tatsuya Hashimoto, drums,

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これからの
ライブピックアプ
SOME UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS

(that it would be nice
to see you at...)



8/30
at XLV, Kyoto
(jazz/pop)
with:
Tae Kono piano
https://www.xlv-society.co.jp/

8/31
at XLV, Kyoto
(jazz/pop)
with:
Yuki Oryoji, piano
https://www.xlv-society.co.jp/

9/1
at
Coltrane, Kusatsu
(jazz)
with:
Minoru Satomura, t-sax
Asami Ono, pno
Kazuya Fukuro, bass
Tadatsugu Mune, drums
Start: 20:00, ¥3500
http://jazzbar-coltrane.com/

9/2
Luxury Audio Jazz Live
at Zanden Audio Showroom
(Nagahoribashi)
Music of Charles Mingus
with:
Masayo Hirota, bass
Eiichiro Arasaki, t-sax
Yusuke Shikata, gtr
Von Baron, drums
Open:13:30, Start: 14:00 
Charge: ¥2500
http://www.zandenaudio.com/

9/8
Momente #34 Soul Preacher
at Zero Gauge, Sakuragawa
(free improv etc.)
with:
Masataka Nagano, conducting
Kazuto Yokokura, tracks
Mitei Narico, noise
Yukiko Mayuri, dance
Jun, dance
Nyuu Yakuza, sex pistols
立山 青, blues
MC Nakka, rap
KenTa, beatboxer
DJ Gabacyo
Start: 17:00, ¥2000
https://nuthings.wordpress.com/

9/9
Room Concert (jazz)
At Nagai Park Botanical Gardens
with:
Hitomi Noguchi, jazz organ
Yoshiyuki Makikawa, drums
13:00
¥300 Gardens Entrance

9/12
On The Road Again With
RATS IN CARS!
at Annie's Cafe, Kyoto
(original groove and improv)
RATS IN CARS:
James Barrett tpt
Keizo Nobori t-sax
Kanta Hishinuma gtr
Ayumu Inoue bass
Yuji Haraguchi drums
also performing:
Christopher Fryman
tpt/electronics
Start: 20:00, ¥2000
Annie's Cafe:
https://annies-kyoto.therestaurant.jp/

9/16
at XLV, Kyoto
(jazz/pop)
with:
Sabrinka, Voc
Hiroyuki Minowa, bass
Von Baron, drums
details: TBA
https://www.xlv-society.co.jp/

9/23
at JK Ibaraki
(jazz)
with
Roiyan Omo gtr
Hitoshi Murata bass
Start: 21:00, Tips
JK Ibaraki:
http://www.jks-group.info/store/#jkibaraki

9/27
at Annie's Cafe
(free improv)
with:
Kanta Hishinuma, gtr
Yuji Haraguchi, drums
also playing:
Christopher Fryman, tpt
Dan Cosley, gtr
Start:20:00, tips
https://annies-kyoto.therestaurant.jp/

9/28
at Bar Red Corner
with Isa Jamming, voc
Masayo Hirota, bass
Start: 20:00, ¥2000
http://redcorner.web.fc2.com/