Jazz Presenter, Radio Broadcaster, Freelance Writer, Journalist
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JL pursues a career in the media with consultancy work in both the business and non-profit sector.He is a broadcaster and humanitarian of worldwide repute having brought joy to thousands who listen to his unique radio shows and more importantly has helped even more through his charity work.He is fully committed and focused on both equally.
He is currently acting CEO for a national charity in the UK, Chair of Age Concern Sutton,London and a member of the trustee board of a number of others.
He is also a non executive director of a chamber of commerce and advises many organisations throughout the UK and Europe.
His achievments in the non profit sector have been considerable including the founding of a children's cancer charity from a standing start and developing it to international status. His work and legacies include: A national Play Therapy Service for children, A Compassionate Care Programme in conjunction with Disneyland Paris Resort, A Lloyds Syndicate Insurance scheme for terminally ill children and their families and more recently a national mobility programme for elders.
.In 2002 James won the 'Leading The Way' National award in the UK.
JL is a music specialist who currently hosts the UK SOUL CHART and also another syndicated radio show under the guise of JLs VYBE that is heard from LA to LONDON plus audio interviews which are commissioned from a variety of sources.Recent artistes to find themselves speaking with JL have included ANGIE STONE,MICHAEL BUBLE and GEORGE BENSON plus many others who are less well known to the public but are outstanding talents who are pursuing more of an independent route now that the internet is leading the way for the development of music. He is featured on many leading music web sites and radio stations around the world.
JL is currently organising a new charity for launch in 2011 and is also writing a book based on his life's experiences provisionally called 'For the Earth is Hollow, but I have touched the Sky'
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."