Chicago, IL

James is a bassist/actor from Chicago, who performed the role of Joe B. Mauldin in the 2019 production of Buddy at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater in Indianapolis. Both Upright and Electric Bass are his main instruments.
James is currently non-union status.

Instrument: Double Bass & Electric Bass (most genres including Classical & Jazz)

Instrumental Study
● Masters of Music - Classical Double Bass Performance Butler University (2019)
● 2.5 Years of private study with Bob Ferarris (Lewis University)
● 2 years of private study with Jeremy Attanasseo (Joffrey Ballet Co.) 2013-present
● 2 Months of summer masterclass study with Gary Karr (University of Victoria, B.C.) 2014-15
● 6 Months study in the Kai Eckhardt Mentorship Program
● Private Student of Colin Corner (Oregon Symphony)

● Principal Bass MYSO (2012-2015)
● Assistant Principal Bass Chicago Classical Symphony (2015-2017)
● Principal Bass Ravenswood Community Orchestra (2013-2015)
● Bass section member Chicago Virtuoso Philharmonic (2014-present)
● Butler Symphony Bass section member (2016-2019)
● Phoenix Theatre - Bassist
● Beef & Boards Theatre - Bassist

Notable Performances
● Allegro Studio recital – Carnegie Hall (N.Y.C, 2016)
● Basses Loaded concert Featuring Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis (2014 & 2015)
● Concert at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, Chicago Virtuoso Philharmonic (2014)
● Masterclass performance at the Chicago Bass Festival (2014 & 2015)
● Masterclass performance at Gary Karr Bass Camp (2014 & 2015)
● Masterclass & concert performance at Golden Gate Bass Camp, San Francisco (2015)
● Masterclass attendance & performance International Society of Bassists Convention, Fort Collins, CO. (2015)
● Scholarship recipient/performer in Billy Cobham - Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat (2018)
● Performance as featured soloist in Joliet Junior College (JJC) Jazz Big Band (2015)
● Performance in North Riverside Players Pit Orchestra for three musical productions.
● Jazz Performances (weekly) in Lenny Capp Trio at Gibson’s Chicago
● Regular professional performances with my band the James Daley Trio (JDT)
● Pit Orchestra Bassist for Phoenix Theatre production of “Fun Home” (2017)
● Pit Orchestra Bassist for Phoenix Theatre production of “Bright Star” (2018)
● Played role “Joe B. Mauldin” in Beef & Boards production of “Buddy” (2019)

Studio Releases
● James P. Daley Decahedral Nightshade (2018), featuring Fareed Haque and Geof Bradfield and Juan Pastor.

Educator Experience
● Strings Instructor at Allegro Music & Dance Academy, Lemont & Lockport, IL (2014-2016)
● Strings Instructor at House Of Music (Homer Glen & Orland Park) (2015-2016)
● Strings Instructor at Carmel Music Academy (2016-present)
● Faculty Instructor/Performer at Butler Bass Camp (2018 & 2019)
● Private Studio Strings Instructor (2014-present)

Tel: (815) 592-0169
Email: jamesdaleymusic@gmail.com