At such a young age, Reuben James has already demonstrated he is an exceptional pianist performing with the late, great Abram Wilson and Birmingham’s Jazzlines quartet, in an impressive support slot for the legendary Wayne Shorter. Raised on an eclectic mix of jazz, gospel, hip hop and classical music, he performs with his trio alongside guest vocalist Zara McFarlane.
Reuben James Piano
Alex Davis Bass
Dave Hamblett Drums
Zara McFarlane Vocals
Parabola Arts Centre is located in a Grade II listed building in the glamorous Montpellier district of Cheltenham. The centre was built as a facility for students of Cheltenham Ladies’ College and to be used as a public arts centre by the local community.
The original, listed Bayshill House was transformed into a gallery, bar and foyer area. The villa also houses all the rehearsal spaces, offices, video editing suite, dance studio and library. This means that the regular activity of the building takes place in the light, beautifully restored listed building.