James Gelfand first made his mark as a pianist. Critics as well as peers have praised his skill at improvising and his virtuosic playing. His performances have earned him many awards, including a Juno and the First Prize of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. In the past few years he has devoted his time to composing for film and television. He has composed the music (film scoring) for over 30 films and 300 television broadcasts for Lifetime, Hallmark, Lions-Gate, PBS and HBO.