A “shining tenor” (New York Classical Review), James Reese is a frequently sought performer with orchestras and ensembles throughout North America. James maintains close relationships with leading early music ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, The Sebastians, TENET Vocal Artists, Blue Heron, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Boston Early Music Festival. In the 2023-24 season James looks forward to debuts with Les Délices, Tafelmusik (Toronto), Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. James is also a recitalist and performs often with his friend and close collaborator, pianist Daniel Overly, with whom he made a debut at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in 2022. Reviews have called James’s singing “captivating” (The Broad Street Review) and “splendid” (San Francisco Chronicle). He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and holds a masters degree from Yale University’s School of Music. He lives in Philadelphia.