Guitarist, James Silberstein lives in NYC and has been performing in and around the City and elsewhere for many years, including at numerous jazz clubs, festivals, concerts, and private events. He’s performed with a diverse list of artists, including among many others, Zoot Sims, Norah Jones, The Drifters, Dave Schnitter, Carter Jefferson, Harvie S, Jack Wilkins and The Larry Elgart Band.
He’s released two very successful CDs entitled Expresslane and Song For Micaela, which feature, among others, Eric Alexander (sax), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Harvie S (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums). Both CDs reached in the top 20 on the US Jazz charts, and received universally high praise, including from numerous prominent publications such as the New York Times and Jazz Times, and from renowned artists. Representative excerpts are appended below:
“A totally complete, fulfilling cd led by Jim’s amazing, masterful soloing, with an array of arrangements, all with interesting orchestrations and all complimenting his unique concept for each tune. Every player here is a giant.” Gene Bertoncini
“Express Lane is a second great recording by guitar master James Silberstein. Wonderful standards and some very beautiful originals by James and bassist Harvie S. Express Lane is a must recording for all jazz fans who also love warm, moving melodies.” Jack Wilkins
“James Silberstein is a great guitarist with something of his own to say. This cd shows his unique gifts as an improviser and composer. His playing is exciting and thoughtful and full of surprises. He has also assembled a stellar cast of musicians whose talents he utilizes to the fullest as part of his own conception. This is a great cd with much depth and many contrasts of mood and feeling.” Peter Bernstein