James Slater is a professional Jazz guitarist (as opposed to all those amateurs one meets each day at Starbucks!). James holds a degree in Music Theory and Composition with his concentrated instrument being Jazz guitar. He has studied composition under internationally renowned composers Dr. Trevor Weston, Dr. Edward Hart and ASCAP award-winning composer Dr. David Maves. He studied classical guitar under Grammy Award Nominee Marc Regnier and Jazz guitar under Jim Bastien. James has composed music for a variety of ensembles but now mostly writes for his Jazz trio the Skyline Trio. He is a private guitar instructor at Music Unlimited in Mt. Pleasant, SC and takes lots of photos in his spare time.
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