Guitar | Bass | Voice | Piano | Songwriting | Production
James grew up inspired by elements across all genres of music – singing and playing in church, songwriting, and working as a guitar player on Chicago’s blues scene. He studied voice and guitar at the University of Michigan earning his BFA in Jazz. James has since worked in all styles of music contributing as a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. As a sideman, James has extensively toured North American and Europe performing with artists such as Vulpeck, Theo Katzman, Joey Dosik, Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) among many others. James has maintained a private studio of students through his years in Michigan and LA and takes great care in helping students attain their personal goals in music.