lots and lots of music...
Here's a mix of music I've written for films, commercials, and my original projects. While my roots are in jazz & classical music, I love to compose in many different musical styles.
FILM DEMO REEL
A smattering of my music for film. Looking for a composer for your film? Email me and let's talk!
Lot's of people have used Bach's beautiful cello suite #1 as the basis of an original song so, here's my take on it.
ANOTHER RECENT COMMERCIAL
A little BioTech jam for you... that's right.
MY BIG BAND
Swing, blues, funk, New Orleans second-line; this is my 'big canvas' to compose for and it's a blast!
NEW YORK QUINTET
Here's a short clip from an album I recently recorded in NYC with jazz vibraphone master, and personal hero, Steve Nelson.
WEST COAST TRIO
Here's a taste of a fun, swinging trio I put together celebrating the music of the legendary Jelly Roll Morton and his time spent living & working at Vancouver's historic Patricia Hotel.
Twice nominated "best jazz clarinetist" in the National Jazz Awards, LEO award-winning composer/performer James Danderfer has been performing and recording with some of the finest jazz musicians in North America. James' recent film score work includes the award-winning short film “Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story,” the animated feature film “The Pixies,” and brand new films “Trying” and "Send Us Smokes" which are currently playing film festivals internationally.
James' fifth and most recent recording “Time and Tide” (Reigning Parade Records) features legendary New York jazz vibraphonist Steve Nelson and Canadian jazz luminary John Stetch.