When it comes to one of the most distinctive sounds in what we call todays Smoothjazz genre, Dean James comes to mind front and center. The sultry, soulful & smooth sound of his Alto & Soprano sax continues to leave a lasting impression for his most devoted as well as new listeners. With James 5th Cd "GroovySax" in the making along with his soon to be released single entitled "DJ's Groove", James is sure to reach the masses drawing his audience closer while guaranteed to pull at they're heartstrings. 

Born & raised in the City by the Bay, at the age of 15, James developed his love for music listening to musicians who graced the radio well before Smoothjazz came to existence. Grover Washington Jr., Ronnie Laws & David Sanborn played an intricate part in James approach to contemporary jazz but was also influenced by musicians such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

 Pursuing his passion for music, James attended the Berklee College of music to further his  music education where he received his formal training as well as jazz & classical studies. After attending Berklee, James moved to Los Angeles in hopes of contributing his talents as a sideman and becoming a part of the music community. James has performed with numerous Artists within the Gospel and R&B arena before coming to his own, signing with Ichiban Records as a solo Artist. James, known for his hit single "Market Street" is currently celebrating it's 20 years on the Smoothjazz airwaves.

The single "DJ's Groove" delivers an intense, in-your-face, up-tempo groove that keeps you mesmerized from beginning to end with James displaying his ability to take control of the melody.

"GroovySax" is a compilation of arrangements with many different elements including jazz, R&B, Latin-jazz & funk. All written, arranged and produced by James with the exception of multi-talented musician , writer, producer Cory James at the drivers seat producing the first single of this long awaited Cd.

We proudly present to you Innervision Recording Artist DEAN JAMES.

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