MURRAY JAMES MORRISON

saxophonist    composer    music educator

Music

audio

At Hangzhou” - contemporary jazz

For Richer, For Poorer” - funk

Apartment, Car, Money” - circus

Tyrannosaurus Song” - Chinese children’s rock

Jasmine” - Mandopop

 

video

If I Fall in Love with You” - for my wife

All the Things You Are / Place de la Concorde

Happy New Year” - six-part vocal harmony

Highways and Hedges” - electronic music

Melody’s Lullaby” - for my daughter

O Canada” - with microtones

(musician credits)

Writing

Ph.D. Dissertation Abstract

Practitioner and Prophet: An Analysis of Sonny Stitt’s Music and Relationship to Charlie Parker” - 552 pages, PDF

Professional Bio

shorter

Dr. Murray James Morrison is a saxophonist, composer, and music educator. He has performed music in the United States, Canada, China, Slovenia, and the United Arab Emirates. From 2010 to 2015, Murray James lived in China. There he taught jazz and popular music at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Mandarin. He also worked as an itinerant arranger, bandleader, clinician, composer, guest lecturer, and performing artist in too many cities to count. Murray James holds a Ph.D. in Music Performance from the Jazz Studies program of New York University. He currently lives in Canada.

 

longer

curriculum vitae - PDF

Contact

murrayjames@gmail.com

(587) 921-1626