James McLean is a drummer from Melbourne, who works at the intersections of composed and improvised music. Best known as a sideman in the jazz genre, James has recorded with a diverse range of artists including Marc Hannaford, Eugene Ball, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Williamson. He co-leads numerous ensembles, including All Talk, Blind Spot, and Dispositions, and regularly performs solo. In 2016, James was awarded the prestigious Freedman Fellowship, becoming the first drummer to win the award.
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