James is a Detroit-based saxophonist, composer and educator. He has
been performing professionally for since 1997. He has been on jazz faculty at Blue
Lake Fine Arts Camp since 2007.
James has recorded with the Scott Gwinnell Jazz
Orchestra, Keith Vreeland, Bobby Streng's House Big Band, Melvin Davis, The Paul
Keller Orchestra, Ed Nuccilli & Plural Circle, Alyssa Chirco, and Carl Cafagna's North
Star Sextet. He has performed with Dave Liebman, Jimmy Heath, Lew Tebakin, Richie
Cole, Arturo Sandoval, Kurt Elling, Jerry Bergonzi, Aretha Franklin, and Josh Groban.
He has two recordings of his own, co-lead with Jimmy Smith, titled FROM HERE ON
OUT and EVER UP & ONWARD.