Meet James Everett
US singer James Everett comes from the villages of Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk and Gospel, creating a vocal performance fusion of R&B/Neo-soul with a passion to inspire others with songs riding on the vibration of a timeless vibe.
James is a classically trained singer, known for his charismatic appeal and baritone-tenor (falsetto eclectic) vocal style. As one fan puts it “This is what we’re missing, romance, respect and the ability to weave through the genres with style. James is magnetic and charming.”
A native of San Francisco, James musical journey began at the age of 4 while sitting on a church pew with his feet dangling amid the sound of jubilant tambourines in syncopation to hands clapping. Growing up, some of James' musical influences include: Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau and Johann Sebastian Bach to name a few. It was not just men who inspired James to sing, he particularly paid close attention to the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Minnie Riperton, Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin’s revived soul.
James has performed with some of the Bay Areas top musicians at venues such as the Oakland Sound Room, Brick and Mortar, The Mark Hopkins (Peacock Room), The Saint Regis Hotel, The Fairmont Hotel and a few coffee houses and wineries.
In December of 2016, James debuted his first Holiday Christmas album, A Timeless Season (The Song That Sings Of You). He teamed up with Tal Ariel (Producer/Arranger) and Kelly Park (The Kelly Park Big Band/Co-writer) to create a unique collaboration with three of the songs on the seven track LP being originals. The album was dedicated to James’ oldest sister (Carolyn) who lost her battle to cancer just days before the Christmas albums release.
Tragedy struck twice when the Covid -19 pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, and James losing another sister ( to ALS disease) in December 2021. They say that trials come to make you strong. Well, being strong and encouraged is exactly the direction James has taken these tragic losses in his life. In a time when there is less empathy in the world, James is pushing forward, anticipating the release of his new original R&B/Soul single “Slipping Away” to drop this Summer/early Fall 2022.
James Everett is focused on getting back into the swing of things with live (R&B, Jazz, Pop) performances, bringing back the cool, the class and the love.