James Borowski is one of the newest and most exciting bass trombonists on the New York City music scene.

Most recently James has begun performing weekly with the Birdland Big Band as well as being the bass trombonist for the band's recent U.S. tours. James has also taken the stage in New York with groups such as Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and Valery Ponomarev’s Big Band, “Our Father Who Art Blakey." He has performed in some of the city’s most famous venues including Birdland, the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space.

James also has a diverse performing career in his current home state of New Jersey, performing with jazz acts like Big Band Evolution as well as with classical and chamber groups such as the Princeton Brass Band, of which he is principal bass trombone, the Nassau Brass Quintet and many more.

He spent nearly two and a half years touring the United States, Canada and Japan with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and has also performed with the Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle and Cab Calloway Orchestras. James has shared the stage with many well-known artists including Conrad Herwig, Paquito D’Rivera, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O’Farrill, Terrell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Phil Woods, Michael Abene, Tom “Bones" Malone, Ralph Peterson, Ralph Bowen, Sean Jones, Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, Jimmy Owens, The American Brass Quintet, Robby Ameen, Mike Smith, Walter White, and Walt Johnson.

Originally from the Pittsburgh area and now residing in Jersey City, James holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Master’s Degree, both in Bass Trombone Performance, from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He also holds a degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University.

James is the recipient of many awards and honors, including Finalist, Colorado College Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competition; Third Place, Adult Low Brass Technical Solo Competition, North American Brass Band Association Championships XXIX and XXX; Winner, Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition 2011 (with Rutgers University’s “Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones.")