Photography By: Lawrence Peart
 

MUSIC

 

photos & VIDEO

 

LIVE

On TouR 
with Bobby sparks
October 31, 2019
BAJO CIRCUITO MULTIFORO URBANO
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
 
November 7-8, 2019
SUNSET
PARIS, FRANCE
November 9, 2019
LEVERKUSENER JAZZTAGE
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY
 
November 11, 2019
RED HORN
HORN-BAD MEINBERG​, GERMANY
November 12, 2019
TRANE
BERLIN, GERMANY

Photo By: Lawrence Peart

 

JAMES ROBINSON

Photo By: Lawrence Peart

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, and alumnus of Stax Music Academy, James is an extraordinary old-school crooner on the order of Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, and Donny Hathaway. His songwriting not only reflects his deep catalog of musical influences, it depicts his concern for the historical struggles and triumphs of Black men and women in America – sensibilities that grew from his life in Memphis.

 

After relocating to Austin, James has made a name for himself on the local scene performing with bands such as Temple Underground and The Bells of Joy, and he recently performed a concert with Sinbad the comedian. He is currently touring with Bobby Sparks, the master jazz/soul keyboardist of Grammy Award winning jazz group Snarky Puppy and late jazz trumpeter, Roy Hargrove’s band RH Factor.  He has also been working with trumpet master Hannibal Lokumbe’s Healing Tones Jazz Workshop.  He has performed at the Orpheum Theatre and New Daisy of Memphis, the legendary Bitter End and Rockwood Music hall in NYC, The Black Cat Jazz Club in San Francisco, and premier venues in Austin TX including the Continental Club, Stubbs, ACL , Antone’s and the Moody Theater. Throughout his career James has opened for Dwele (an international neo-soul singer), Blues legends Bobby Blue Bland and Bobby Rush, and rock & roll legendary band Living Color.

 

His music is influenced by a combination of jazz, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues, funk and alternative rock. He has been featured on albums by keys virtuoso Bobby Sparks, guitar legend Eric Johnson (EJ ) Singer Jennifer Warnes ("Another Time, Another Place"), jazz virtuoso Drummer Brannen Temple (New Dawn), Texas Gospel group The Bells of Joy, Hip Hop recording artist Free Sol (11:11), Trumpeter David Young (Silver Back), Smooth Jazz recording artist Kim Waters (Rhythm & Romance).

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

CONTACT ME

BOOKING | James Robinson     phone: 512/696-5523    email: toneclustermusic@gmail.com

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