James Noyes is a native of Iowa City, where, at the age of ten, he chose to play alto saxophone in the elementary school band. Early in his career, Noyes was drawn to performing on many woodwinds, and became known as a skilled "doubler" on saxophones, clarinets, and flute. In this capacity, he landed his first professional job as a member of Disney's All-American College Orchestra. Since that time, Noyes has become a saxophone specialist, having appeared with the Long Island Philharmonic, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia and many more. Formerly on the faculty at the Penn State School of Music in State College, PA, Dr Noyes currently resides in the Inwood section of New York City and serves on the faculties of William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division (former Theory Department Chair), and as Artistic Director of the MOSA (Music at Our Saviour's Atonement) Concert Series in Washington Heights.
James came to WSKG studios in October 2011 performing in front of a live studio audience.