Title: Adjunct Instructor
Office: Memorial Hall
James Connerley has been an active member of the tristate jazz community since 1990. He has performed with such internationally known jazz artists as Barry Ries, Don Braden, Othello Molineaux, Rich Perry, Javon Jackson and Delfeayo Marsalis. Since moving to the Cincinnati area he has been a member of some of the finest jazz groups in the tristate, including The Pat Harbison Quintet, The Cohesion Jazz Ensemble, The Gordon Brisker Jazz Ensemble, The Brent Gallaher Quartet, The Dan Fahenle Quartet, the indie rock band, The Hiders and the salsa band, Tropicoso. Currently he performs with The Art Gore Quartet, The John Zappa Trio, The Gary Gorrell Quartet as well as the classic rock bands Eden Park and Swampthang.
Along with his own jazz trio and quintet, Connerley also leads The United Methodist Jazz trio, an eclectic group who performs jazz treatments of gospel songs, hymns and spirituals. The group has been performing regularly for nearly twenty years. He also leads The Vintage Keys Project, an exciting jazz/ fusion quintet featuring the Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos. James has appeared on over twenty CDs including the recent release Frequency by vibraphonist Rusty Burge and the 2012 realease Not Too Slow, Not Too Fast by drummer John Zappa. In 2010, he released his own album Private Party: A Collection of Jazz Duos.