The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life”

— Pablo Caasals

James Everett

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. It’s the science of discovering how to reinvent one’s self with the passion to inspire others through songs riding on the edge of that timeless vibe. 

 “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

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. Little did he know that the sultry voice of his teenage sister would impact his life for years to come. However, uprooted from a promising career in music as a teen; conflicted and torn between secular music and gospel; James rediscovered his calling by getting back into the swing of things. Inspired by a number of musical influences such as Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Gospel, Soul and Johann Sebastian Bach, he 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 and Aretha Franklin’s revived soul. 

In December of 2016, James debuted his first album: A Timeless Season (The Song That Sings Of You). The Christmas holiday album exhibits his musical influences, original songwriting (A Timeless Season, The Gift, The Song That Sings Of You) as well as the production and musical talents of Tal Ariel (Producer /Arranger) and Kelly Park (Kelly Park Big Band / Co-writer of The Song That Sings Of You). The holiday album was dedicated to James’ oldest sister (Carolyn) who lost her battle to cancer just days before its Christmas release. Since that time, James has performed with some of the Bay Areas top musicians at venues such as the Oakland Sound Room, Brick & Mortar, The Mark Hopkins (Peacock Room) and a few coffee houses and wineries. 

"It's time to get back and stay back in the swing of things,"  says James Everett who’s in the studio recording an original R&B/Pop single entitled Slipping Away with an anticipated release set for this Spring 2019.

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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

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