James Senese was born black. He was born in Miano, a district of northern Naples. He is and has been a tenor saxophone player for more than fifty years and he has made it his own; his distinguishing sound is that mix between Naples and the Bronx.
He now carries the battle scars of the glorious and not so glorious times, a living legend that chose Jazz-funk and impressive vocals that he made his own. He was the first to play with one of the most innovative artists the peninsula has seen: Pino Daniele. Friend first, colleague for a lifetime.