David James is a journalist, author, accomplished jazz flautist and composer. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and has a PhD from Monash University in Literature (Shakespeare).
David has been a business journalist for 28 years. During much of this time he was also a humorous columnist for BRW magazine. Between 1985 and 1990, he enjoyed indulging this passion for jazz as jazz critic for the Melbourne Herald. He writes jazz reviews for The Age and the Guardian.