Private page

Hello and welcome to my ‘private page’. Thanks for visiting! Here you can listen to tracks from my upcoming album ‘First Quartet’ (due for release 28 January 2022). Enjoy, James.


A group led by guitarist James Kitchman featuring a cast of London’s finest improvisers: pianist Bruno Heinen (Denys Baptiste); bassist Tom McCredie (Elliot Galvin); and drummer Shane Forbes (Empirical). They play James’ compositions which draw influence from the variety of musical worlds he traverses; from jazz, to chamber music, to contemporary folk. Improvisation and empathic listening is at the core of the group’s spirit; conjuring a sound that is at once stark and refreshing. The debut album ‘First Quartet’ is due for release in early 2022 on Ubuntu Music.

“Wonderful, sensitive and well proportioned.”
Ernst Reijseger (cellist & film-composer for Werner Herzog amongst others)

For further information, please contact:
James Kitchman (bookings):
Emma Perry (UK Publicity):
Martin Hummel/Ubuntu Music (Worldwide):