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James Hamilton is a Belfast born musician based in Yorkshire. For over a decade he has worked as a professional composer, arranger, trumpet player and educator throughout the UK and beyond. After studying Jazz performance and an MA in composition, he began writing for his own award winning jazz orchestra and joined pioneering DIY indie band Hope and Social. He has since taught in schools and colleges and lead workshops for both professional and community choirs and ensembles around the UK. He is a regular collaborator with theatre company Imitating the Dog and design studio Invisible Flock. His work is multi-genre and includes commissions for Jazz orchestra, theatre shows, art installations, projection mapping, gaming/apps, community ensembles and song writing. He is the recipient of a Jazz Yorkshire Award for composition, a British Composers Award, the Sir John Dankworth award for composition and been nominated for an Eddie Harvey award and an Ivor Novello.