James Albright holds a BA music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. While in Nebraska he honed his skills as a classical bassist by performing with the Lincoln Symphony, and the Omaha Symphony.
He came to Kansas City in 1992, and currently makes his living by teaching private students, playing weekly at the Unity Church of Overland Park, playing jazz gigs, and James also continues to use his classical bass skills through his principal position with the Northland Symphony Orchestra, in Kansas City. In addition, he performs with Coleen Cassidy, Tim Whitmer, Tom Jacobs, and the Kansas City Bass Quartet. The Mighty Mo Boxband has been a project in the works for several years, and is now a subject of great focus and reward for James.
He is equally at home in the classical, rock and country worlds as he is in jazz. He performs with equal expertise on both upright and electric bass. James is also one of Kansas City’s finest recording session producers. His on stage persona makes him as much fun to watch as he is to listen to.