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"The Trumpeter with The Great Sound"
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"...when I was at West Point, I worked with some of the finest trumpeters around, some held principle positions in major symphony orchestras...Jim is among the best of them." Jack Davis (Reformed Church Poughkeepsie, West Point organist and choirmaster - USMA)

"Dependable and a pleasure to work with." - Paul and JoAnn Schubert (Music Directors at The Center in Rhinebeck)

Everyone thinks you're super (bec. you are, of course) and you give us all a sense of confidence with your apparently effortless and faultless playing." - Mary Jane Phelan (Music Director at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling)

"I just wanted to thank all of you again for 'How to Succeed...' I heard so many compliments about the orchestra, I could never remember them all. People said that it was the best orchestra they had ever heard in area theater, that it was the best they had heard at County Players, and many more nice compliments." - Joel M. Flowers (Music Director at County Players)

"One of the best trumpeters in the Hudson Valley" - Don Filkins (Organist: Webb Horton Momorial Church, Middletown)

"A marvelous trumpeter and a pleasure to work with. He always comes prepared and can transpose by sight... this saves me so much work." - Jean Hattersley (Organist: Old Dutch Church, Kingston)

"Superb. Precise. I had James play for my wedding!" - Gary Banks ("One of best trumpeters in the Hudson Valley" Jim Paradies)

"The Consummate professional. We've collaborated on many musical events here at the church, as well as weddings and recitals. I always ask James to play when the Bishop comes to Saint James'. " - Greg Citerella (Organist: "St. James, Hyde Park)

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