Trumpeter/vocalist James O’Donnell has been entertaining Detroit audiences for years. He has toured around the globe and lived in Mexico City. He brings plenty of swing and humor to whatever he does!
James grew up listening to Detroit trumpet great Johnny Trudell. His teachers and mentors included Carlos B. Rivera, who taught Curtis Fuller, as well as Russell Green, Marcus, Herbie, Charlie Hooks and Felton Jones, playing with these men of the horn was very inspiring and helped in developing my own sound!! James & Rayse Biggs recorded a tribute to Russell to Green. James is known for his adaptation of trumpet mutes, ..ie the plunger, the bucket, the cup, the old traditional growling.
James will bring the veteran pianist Charles Green and top flight bassist Jeff Pedraz.