James Morton is one of the most promising saxophonists on the scene today. Born in 1982, from English, Russian and Polish descent, James began to play aged 9.
Performing his first gig aged 12 it wasn’t long before James graced the Jazz/World Music stage at Glastonbury aged just 16. Soon after James went global performing at festivals across Europe and America.
In August 2010 James was recruited by The Herbaliser as a full member and continues to tour and record with the outfit extensively.
James Morton’s Porkchop, a sax fronted Hammond organ qurtet realeased the album “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout That” in 2010 to critical acclaim.
James first solo album “The Kid” features Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, members from the Herbaliser, The soul collective gospel choir and more… “The Kid is due to be release in 2014.
To date his talents appear on Pendulum’s platinum selling Drum’n'Bass album Hold Your Colour and he has performed with some of the foremost artists in the world including Raphael Saadiq, Kasabian, Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, Roni Size, Tony Allen, Angelique Kidjo, Carleen Anderson, Marcella Detroit,The Mahotella Queens, Lillian Boutté, Beth Rowley, Clare Teal, Keith Tippett, Jason Rubello, Orphy Robinson, Jazz Jamaica, Snowboy and Tomorrow’s Warriors to name a few.