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James Babor
Los Angeles Philharmonic / University of Southern California - United States


Jim Babor has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1993. In addition to his performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Babor regularly participates in concerts for the Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series. His solo engagements have included performing the Xylorimba Solo in Oliver Messiaen’s "Des Canyons Aux Etoles" with Esa Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mr.. Babor received his B.M. degree from Texas A&M University, Commerce in Commerce, Texas and his M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio.   Jim has studied with Richard Weiner, Paul Yancich, Cloyd Duff, and Doug Howard. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and the New World Symphony.  He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Telarc, Teldec, and London.

Jim is a Pro Mark Orchestral Artist and an endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals. He is also on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.


Los Angeles Philharmonic

University of Southern California