About James Keene
James Keene is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. Starting in high school, he has played solo, chamber, and orchestral performances for audiences throughout China, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the USA. James appears regularly with New Haven Symphony in Connecticut, the Philly Pops, The Mann Center Orchestra and is known in the New York metropolitan area as a performer and teacher. As co-founder of the Southwest Chamber Music Festival, currently preparing for its 3rd season in 2024, he performs regularly in Southwestern New Mexico. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Rutgers University, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He won 1st place at the Russel Johnson Strings Competition in Philadelphia, PA and has shared the Carnegie Hall stage with Dionne Warwick. He has also engaged in live and recorded collaborations with Jay-Z, Vanessa Williams and Andrea Bocelli.
James is currently based in Jersey City, NJ, and offers a variety of services, such as recording, live performance, and event entertainment of all kinds. Inquire about your event or project today!