Some of  Jim’s Recordings

Click on the titles below, and also visit the following pages for additional recordings:





Commercially Available Recordings:

Christmas with the Handel Choir of Baltimore (2000)

As a trumpeter with the orchestra of The Handel Choir of Baltimore, throughout the 1990s, James Sherry was featured prominantly in perfomances and recordings of the master works of J.S. Bach, including the Mass in B-minor, Magnificat, numerous cantatas, the oratatorios of Handel, as featured trumpet soloist for “Let the Bright Seraphim,” and with brass ensemble on the recording Christmas with The Handel Choir of Baltimore:

“Virtually every item is impressively and gorgeously sung, which is no mean feat considering the difficulty and expressive range of the repertory. One can only have admiration for this group, and it would be difficult to find fault with any of the performances on this disc (BR120).”

Robert D. Cummings, Editor, Classics@Cosmik

Daydreams, Desires and Diversions (2000)

Includes Eric Ewazen’s Colchester Fantasy, the premiere recording of Elam Ray Sprenkle’s Diversions on a Repeated Sequence, arrangements by Andy Spang, and Stan Wilkerson’s jazz trombone improvisation on J.J. Johnson’s Lament, with the Lyric Brass Quintet.

Acclaim for James Sherry’s recording Daydreams, Desires, and Diversions, with the Lyric Brass:

I am delighted with your recording of Colchester Fantasy. The performance is just beautiful… — Eric Ewazen (Composer)

A first class ensemble that brings great music making and personality to the art of brass quintet playing. — Jan Krzymicki (Composer)

The overall sound quality is exceptional … the quintet presents a fine performance in its debut recording. — Janel M. Reed, International Trumpet Guild Journal, October 2000

Rendez-gnu: Contemporary Compositions, Jazz Originals, and Vietnamese Ballads (2016)

ConCorDance Project, featuring rising star saxophonist Jeff Miguel and Guzheng player Bang Lang Do, performs original compositions of James Sherry

Still Life: Chamber Music by Karen Amrhein (2005) Featuring Sonata for Trumpet and Piano written for and performed by James Sherry

Festive Music for Ceremonies: Music for Trumpet and Organ (2016)

These glorious classical melodies are performed by Los Angeles trumpeter James Sherry and his sister Diana Sherry, an organist based in Minneapolis, two artists who have performed together in churches and cathedrals across the United States and Europe.


Additional Recordings:

Georges Enesco: Legend (2013) Faculty recital at University of Dubuque


Good News Falls Gently (2003)


How Great Thou Art (2015) Bang Lang Do conducts Angklung Ensemble, with James Sherry on trumpet


The Night Sky and Turquoise Sea (2013) Music of composer John Rapson, featuring trumpet soloist James Sherry with the Johnson County Landmark Jazz Band

“Weather or Not”

“Saideira em Barão Geraldo”


Non-Jazz Improvisation (2014) Jim and Bang Lang perform “Non-Jazz Improvisation” with Latitude Ensemble free improv group


Swing La Moderna (2011) Ray Barretto: Swing La Moderna, with Chicago Latin-Jazz musicians


Some of  Jim’s Favorite Quotes About Why Musicians Do What They Do

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Victor Hugo

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

Bob Marley

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

William Shakespeare

“Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.”

Frank Zappa

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

Gustav Mahler