James Quinn is an award-winning composer/lyricist/pianist who has created a large body of unique works for theater, television and the concert stage as well as a large body of individual songs and chamber works. He is best known as the principle composer/ associate lyricist of the smash hit musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?. The work holds performance records in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia and is still consistently performed over 30 years after its premiere! Other theatrical works for which he wrote both words and music include the youth-musical Double Trouble, the musical comedy/review Bodyparts, the opera/oratorio Jennifer's Crossing and the cabaret musical 3 Divas On Some Off-Nights. He is also known as the composer/librettist for several breakthrough television works, including the Emmy Award and Blue Ribbon Citation Award-winning opera-ballet Requiem For A Slave and the jazz-ballet (with narration) Ritual-D, both of which were broadcast on the PBS Network. His chamber music, songs and other works in various media have earned him over 44 consecutive awards from the Popular Awards Panel of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).