This is what we’re missing, romance, respect and the ability to weave through the genres and styles. James is magnetic and charming in a Tony Bennett / Nat King Cole / Rat Pack kind of way”

— Melanie Henderson - Baby Boomer January 2016

brief bio

It’s not the hype, the sensationalism or the over-kill of putting yourself out there that excites James Everett, a native of San Francisco (with a sound and performance style that’s reminiscent to the Rat Pack days fused with sprinkles of R&B, Jazz, Pop and Neo-Soul), it’s the science of discovering how to reinvent one’s self with the passion to inspire others with songs riding on the edge of that timeless vibe. 

James musical journey started at the age of 4 while sitting on a church pew with his feet dangling, looking up at his big sister (Carolyn) amid the sound of jubilant tambourines in syncopation to hands clapping. Inspired by a number of musical influences such as Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Gospel, Soul and Johann Sebastian Bach, James found his baritone/tenor/falsetto eclectic vocal style. It was not just men who inspired James to sing, he also paid close attention to the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Minnie Riperton, Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin’s revived soul. 


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We have had James as the lead entertainment for two parties for our law firm and he was a big hit.  Everyone enjoyed the music and it took our events to another level. Highly recommend him. Ellen C., San Francisco, CA 

Love! Love! Love this guy and his Trio! James band made our party a huge success. His selection of Jazz and R&B was a hit. It was perfect for our dinner party and even the kids enjoyed it. I highly recommend James for any of your events. Pat L.  Z.R.E., San Francisco, CA