Artwork | Ilaina Lowe
Millicent B James is an award-winning composer, arranger, performer and artist who combines gospel, jazz cinematic and afro-futurism to create a myriad of sonorities. Her music has since been commissioned BCMG, the CBSO, Sister Music, NMC Recordings, Spitalfields Music Festival and NYCGB and arranged three pieces for BBC Radio 2’s Piano Room Session with Lemar at Maida Vale Studios in London.
As a multi-faceted musician, Millicent continues to perform her works and perform with her band. Millicent has always been interested in her Jamaican family heritage, African Mythology as well as Cultural Anthropology which continue to inspire her. Moyo, Vol. 1 (2020) & Moyo, Vol. 2 (2021), self-released EPs, highlight this.
In 2017, Millicent received a scholarship to study Composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she graduated with a First-Class Bachelor of Music with Honours Degree and was awarded the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Composition Prize in 2021.