About

Orquesta Tipica, Reed College, Portland, OR, 2018.

Andrew James is a contemporary pianist based in Melbourne. He is an active pianist,  arranger, and teacher. He has performed at major Australian Festivals, recorded and performed with the award winning Quarter Street, and been a founding member of Melbourne’s tango music scene.  He studied music performance and composition at the Victorian College of the Arts and graduated from Monash University with first class honours in jazz and ethnomusicology, writing his thesis on the politics of contemporary tango in Buenos Aires.  He currently plays with Quarter Street and Melbourne Tango Orchestra. He is a qualified, practicing Landscape Architect specialising in play spaces and school design, who explores the design nexus between sound and space in his spare time.