James Moss, African percussion. Moss enjoys a long trajectory of musicianship and music education. over twentyyears of experience, he has held Native percussion workshops at the INTAKE native Instrument Academy, and is an instructor at the Davis Street Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut and the Hall Arts Academy of Bridgeport. His instruction covers native instrument making, performance, music history and theory. He specializes in tradicional thumb piano instruments from the African diasporas. James has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with numerous jazz and world music ensembles and is a sought-after percussionist and instructor in the tri-state area.