James Barela’s (Blu7Music.com) trumpet playing can be heard on several recordings by artists such as, Nick Brignola, Unit Five, Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, Mark Massamino, Jump Jive and Wail, Josephine, and his own group BLU7.
James has also been featured in the T.V. mini-series, “Steven King’s-THE SHINING”. James has been featured in magazines ranging from Downbeat and The Rocky Mountain News to Westword magazine and The Gift of Jazz. James has performed all over the world with just about every type of musical ensemble and continues to search for new sounds to incorporate into his writing and playing.