James Waterman

James Waterman is a multifaceted percussionist, composer, and teaching artist based in Los Angeles. James has extensively studied West African drumming, Western Classical percussion, Middle Eastern drumming, Trinidadian Steel Drums, jazz vibraphone, latin percussion, and Indian Classical music. As a composer, James's works span from the stage to the screen, and include the original score for Sharine Atif’s award-winning film Jebel Banat (Festival de Cannes and Tribeca Film Festival). James has performed at such venues and events as SFJAZZ, The Getty Villa, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, NBC's Today Show, and Boston Court Pasadena. Hymns is James's fourth collaboration with Four Larks as a percussionist, arranger, and ensemble member. jameswatermanmusic.com