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JAMES BABOR has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1993. In addition to his performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he regularly participates in concerts for the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella Series. His solo engagements have included performing the xylorimba solo in Olivier Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Babor received his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A&M University and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has studied with Richard Weiner, Paul Yancich, Cloyd Duff, and Doug Howard.
He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the New World Symphony.
James Babor is a Pro-Mark Orchestral Artist and an endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion and Sabian Cymbals.