This born and raised native Detroiter grew up on the stylings of Motown music. However, having grown up in the church, James began singing and playing at an early age. His love for ensembles and directing choirs fostered a great love of film music. James later went on to take up Theory, Composition, Conducting, Computer Music, Voice, Jazz Piano, and Organ at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
This multitalented singer/songwriter/composer excels in sound design, sound engineering, and arranging. While piano/keyboard is his main instrument, James has the ability to play percussion, guitar, organ, and bass. Last but not least, James is the owner of J IV Media LLC—a Metro Detroit based company that provides music for advertising, television, and film.
Sunday Morning Coming Down: SMCD
Film by Benjie Solorzano (Drama) Composer When down and out drug dealer, Rhodes (Rick Smith), finds himself at the end of his rope. He struggles to find out why he's still hanging on. As he sets upon his daily routine of drugs, sex and money. He soon realizes his days are numbered and the only one he can turn to is his favorite prostitute, Claudia (Diane Dehn). Fearing for their lives Rhodes sets out on a deadly rampage with Claudia's safety his only concern.
Television Music department A TV/web-based series revolving around a rowdy group of friends who work in a restaurant, struggling with life inside and outside the workplace.
Lost in Detroit 2
Film by Benjie Solorzano (Short, Horror and Thriller) Composer The massacre continues.