Froxfield, Petersfield,Hampshire, GU32

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James   Sutton

Hello and welcome to my site. Here you will find all the information you need on my lessons and upcoming Events.


I am a Jazz Vocalist and Teacher from the Petersfield area in Hampshire. I have been singing for over 10 years now and am in the process of creating my first solo album. During my time as a professional singer I have performed many genres such as Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical and Choral.


Past Education

  • Studied Music and Music Technology at Alton College

  • Gained A BMus First Class Honors From The University of Chichester

  • Studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

While studying at The University of Chichester I helped run a Annual workshop called Chi Rocks. This was a workshop aimed at local schools for children aged 13-16. This was a three day workshop where we taught them about the different roles in the music industry and how to set up their own bands together. The aim at the end of the program was to write and perform their own song to the rest of their classmates and parents in their own bands at a concert. It was also to show them the opportunities that they could have in music in relation with the idea that they could go and do it in higher education. Similarly I have also helped run a Jazz workshop at the Academy of Music and Sound Southampton. Where I taught a group of A -level students to improvise over any song vocally. 


After Studying at the University of Chichester I went on to further study at Trinity Laban. During my time at Trinity Laban I was graciously awarded The Archers Scholarship for outstanding performance.    

I Studied under many great musicians and teachers such as the likes of Nick Reynolds (Jazz Musician of the year nominee and Head of Jazz at Chichester University), renowned International Jazz Vocalist Trudy Kerr, the multi award winning Jazz singer Anita Wardell, award winning educator and pianist Simon Percell, Jazz vocalist Brigitte Beraha and Pete Churchill just to name a few. Studying under them all has given me huge knowledge and many different skills in all types of music.


Over the years I have performed at many great venues including the internationally acclaimed Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Swanage Jazz Festival, Winchester Jazz Festival, Chichester Jazz Club, La Havana Jazz Club, Oliver's Jazz Club and even abroad.

Current Posts and Projects 


I am teaching privately one to one and workshops. But have also recently started teaching for Italia Conti Petersfield.

While teaching I still try to perform as much as possible. I am currently The male lead vocalist with The Seven Steps Big Band. In the past I have performed with and along side Trinity Jazz Choir, The Spitfire Sisters and been supporting act for Trudy Kerr.  

My love for music has inspired me to share this by privately tutoring any ability and genre of singing and bringing group workshops into Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my one to one lessons and workshops! 

Thank you!