James Cowan

Epic Composition + Piano + 中文歌

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Performed with GRAMMY AWARD winning artist Sugar Blue at numerous international festivals and music venues. Composer for FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES and the BRITISH GOVERNMENT. Music Director at Internationally renowned music club in Shanghai, which won a national award for "BEST MUSIC PROGRAM" in 2018. CHINESE song writing/localization on request

I can:
- Compose and produce high quality orchestral and electronic music with a fast turnaround for your commercial, film, documentary or pop record
- Record piano/keyboard parts in a variety of styles
- Deliver CHINESE (Mandarin) song writing/localization to help your brand reach new customers in China with the aid of my team of talented young Chinese musicians and producers in my network

My piano playing style is influenced by Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Michel Petrucciani and Oscar Peterson, and more recently by Brad Meldhau and Corey Henry. I LOVE performing live concerts in a variety of genres and can improvise freely in various styles including:
- Bebop
- Fusion
- Blues
- Funk and soul
- Gospel

My keyboard improvisation skills allow me to compose HIGH QUALITY music VERY RAPIDLY for clients working to a TIGHT DEADLINE

I ADORE composing big symphony orchestra pieces! I have a sophisticated grasp of music harmony and many of the pieces I write for fun recall the textures of composers including Prokofiev, Ravel, Debussy, Shostakovich and Dvorak, and other great composers channelled more recently by John Williams

Send me a note through the contact button above.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Williams
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Danny Elfman
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • vienna symphonic library
  • komplete kontrol
  • output software suite
  • Nord Stage 3
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  • I arranged a tribute to Bill Withers for fun with 20 Shanghai AristsJul 21, 2020

    As we're all in lockdown and live music isn't really happening, I decided to arrange a tribute to the legendary Bill Withers who sadly passed away this year, in collaboration with 20 Shanghai-based musicians.


    Check out here

    Filmed on location in UK, US, Brazil, Mauritius, Italy, Portugal, China and Malaysia : D