James Macaulay is one of the reluctant stars of the Melbourne Jazz community, a versatile trombonist who can’t help shining bright everytime he’s onstage.

Equally at home when he plays trad jazz and when he delves into modern forms of improvisation, he approaches each style with candid curiosity, a punk sensitivity, an open mind, a dry sense of humour and the understated confidence of a zen master.

James' latest album with his Happy Hoppy Orchestra, 'Today Will Be Another Day' is out now.