Born: November 12, 1968
James Duncan is a house music producer and trumpet player. He has been active in a number of diverse musical genres, ranging from Free Jazz and the NY Downtown/Avant Garde to Indie Rock, House Music and Disco-Not-Disco for over 20 years.
Born in Toronto in 1968, he began to play the trumpet and guitar in public school then studied trumpet classically at the University of Toronto. After his studies, he began co- leading bands and ensembles on the Toronto indie rock and free jazz scene of the early 90s, while continuing his improvisational studies with ex-Cecil Taylor trumpeter, the late, great Raphe Malik....
AwardsBBC Radio 1 Dance CD of The Year 2002 - Metro Area “Metro Area” CD Environ (Credit: Trumpet)
Rolling Stone Top 50 CDs 2002 - Metro Area “Metro Area” CD Environ (Credit: Trumpet)
Village Voice Jazz and Pop Poll 2002 - #9 Best Singles The Rapture “House of Jealous Lovers” 12” DFA (Credit: Trumpet)
Resident Advisor Top 100 CDs of the Decade 2000/2010 - #2 Metro Area “Metro Area” CD Environ (Credit: Trumpet)
Pitchfork.com Top 100 Singles of the Decade 2000/2010 - #15 The Rapture “House of Jealous Lovers” 12” DFA (Credit: Trumpet)
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