James is currently studying Music Education and Jazz Studies at WSU. He was selected to District Jazz in 2016 and all steel stacks jazz festival band on Baritone saxophone. He is the principal saxophonist for the symphonic band, Shocker Sound, and is the second tenor in Jazz Arts. He has also performed with small ensembles such as jazz combos and sax quartets. He also has over a decade of experience on string bass and was principal bass at the Marywood strings celebration from 2015-2017. James started teaching at Senseney Music in September of 2018.