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JAMES HAYDEN (bass) is a singer, composer, and vocal arranger, with a particular fondness for contemporary and avant-garde repertoire. He recently debuted two roles with the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Commander in Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds and Micromegas in  Andrew Norman’s Trip to the Moon. Other notable engagements include touring worldwide with the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Lagrime di San Pietro, two appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and singing two concerts with the Rolling Stones on their 50th Anniversary Tour. His voice can be heard on many movie and video game soundtracks, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Predator, Minions, Jurassic World, The Hangover Part III, and League of Legends. When not embodying villains or wise priests on the operatic stage, he performs with the new-music vocal sextet “Hex” and writes award-winning pop a cappella charts for ensembles in Southern California and Texas.