Pianist and Keyboardist James Lent received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale University, and is experienced in performing jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, broadway, classical, and dueling pianos or any of your other favorite selections for any occasion. He is currently on the staff at UCLA as a collaborative pianist for the music department. He frequently performs throughout Southern California, and recently in venues including LA Live, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Studio City Hilton Hotel, and Hollywood's Boulevard 3. On Friday nights he regularly performs at the oldest piano bar and caberet in Los Angeles which is located just off Sunset Blvd. at 2538 Hyperion Ave, 90027, where he has performed for over 8 years. James is available by himself and he can provide additional singers or instrumentalists in any combination including strings, drums, winds, and/or brass. He served for 8 years on the summer faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.