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Available Recordings, click for samples or download:

Piano Christmas

Chris James music career spans from 1972 to the present. He has performed with Stan Getz, Richie Cole, and opened for Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Ray Brown. Chris is from San Francisco and currently living in Seattle.

Chris has performed at national jazz festivals, jazz cruises, colleges, clubs, and concerts. Just One More Kiss is his first jazz album since 1986. The CD is a compilation of 7 years of live and studio recordings in Little Rock Arkansas. Featuring Chris James, piano; Joe Vick, bass, and Dave Rogers, drums.  

Chris' new band is CJQ (Contemporary Jazz Quartet)

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CJQ features four fantastic musicians who have toured and played with countless well-known national artists. They add their own funky, upbeat, flare to a wide range of songs ranging from Brubeck to the Beatles. Guest vocalists and musicians will often join them.

The Chris James Quartet

Chris James    -    Osama Afifi    -     Wayne Ledbetter    -    Wade Reeves

Career Credits,
Performed with:

Stan Getz
Richie Cole
Mark Murphy
John Hurd
Billy Higgins
Joyce Cooling
Kitty Margolis
Tommy Kesecker
Paul VanWageningen
Marc VanWageningen
Scott Steed
Bill Douglas
Scoop McGuire

Co-billed with:

Dave Brubeck
Sarah Vaughan
Ramsey Lewis
Carmen McRae
George Shearing
Stan Getz
Ray Brown
Milt Jackson
Modern Jazz Quartet
Nancy Wilson
Freddie Hubbard
Cedar Walton
Bobby Hutchinson
Woody Herman
Billy Eckstein
The Bobs
Tania Maria

Notable Venues:

Monterey Jazz Festival

Russian River Jazz Festival

Holland America Cruise Lines (Jazz Festivals)

Cunard Cruise Line (Jazz Festival)

Great American Music Hall

College Campus Jazz Shows in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma