James Langton mixes inherent classic elegance with easy-going humor and natural stage-presence. His suave and soft-toned voice is now internationally renowned.
He is an established, leading audiobook narrator and voice-over artist in the US, winning a coveted Audie Award among many others, and making regular voice-over appearances on the David Letterman TV show. Encouraged by key publishers in a rapidly evolving audiobook industry he set up his own recording and post-production studios in 2009. As well as his own narration work, he now manages the studios of the New York Public Library, supervising their recordings for the blind and print disabled. James has hosted radio shows on SiriusXM, WFDU (New York), WKCR (New York) and his show This Thing Called Swing has been syndicated to multiple stations worldwide.
Originally trained as an actor at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), he performed both on stage in the UK and on British TV, taking on a role in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ that ran in London’s West End before transferring to Broadway. James then moved permanently to the New York metro area, and has worked here since 2001, living with his wife, standup comedian Becky Veduccio and their three children, aspiring performers all.
After studying Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music, London, he rose to international prominence as the singer and leader of the acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra. He formed the first of his own swing big bands in London, ‘The Solid Senders’, hugely popular with listeners and dancers alike. They played to packed concert halls, for international festivals, Swing Dance events and movie premieres. Here in the US James has worked closely with renowned swing clarinetist Dan Levinson to create the ‘New York All-Star Big Band’, now performing regularly in the famous and historic locations of the Tri-State area and beyond, including a sell-out date at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing and many wonderful engagements at the newly renovated Art Deco Rainbow Room, atop Rockefeller Center.