James just graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelors Degree in music education (including Musical Honors). He attended Palmer High School from 2008-2012 where his love of music grew. He has recently enjoyed, playing principle soprano, alto, tenor, and bari saxophone in sax ensemble, principle alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and percussion in the university wind ensemble, basset horn in clarinet ensemble, and bass guitar in jazz ensemble. He has studied with Dr. Mark Wolbers, Rick Zelinsky, and John Mckimmey. James gigs around Anchorage with a small fusion band and still finds time to arrange, compose, and record music for the university theater department as well as the UAA Mo-Town, UAA saxophone ensemble, and the UAA Wind Ensemble. He plans on getting his doctorate in music composition and teach at a university.