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James C. Umble is currently Professor of Music at the Dana School of Music. He holds a First Prize in saxophone performance from the National Conservatory of Bordeaux, France, where he studied with Jean-Marie Londeix. He holds a DMA degree from the University of Michigan and was a student of Donald Sinta. Additional studies include a MM in performance from Bowling Green State University, where he worked with John Sampen and a Certificate from the Institut d’Eté in Nice, France. An active solo and chamber artist, he performs regularly with the Cleveland Duo and James Umble, and he is an active researcher and author. In a review of his playing, the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, “…Umble must be one of the most elegant exponents of his instrument…he was virtuosic in every way …” The Saxophone Journal dubbed his compact disc, Déjeuner sur l’herbe, “. . . an excellent CD performed in exquisite taste. . . His performing abilities are superb.”

Role: Classical Artist 
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