Dennis James began formal organ training at the age of 12. He began performing for silent films in 1969 and began working with symphony orchestras in 1971. He attended Indiana University’s School of Music where he earned his bachelor and master degrees. He has been resident organist at various venues including the El Capitan in Hollywood and Paramount Theatre in Seattle, where he specialized in period-authentic music. Along with organ, James plays the Franklin glass armonica and the theremin. In the 1980s, James toured with silent stars Lillian Gish and Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, providing musical accompaniment.
Festival 1996, Festival 1997, Special Event 1998, Festival 1999, Festival 2002, Festival 2003, Festival 2004, Festival 2006, Festival 2007, Silent Winter 2007, Special Event 2009, Festival 2009, Winter Event 2009, Festival 2010, Festival 2011, Silent Winter 2011, Festival 2012