||Friends & Strangers CD (2000) |
Lance James albums LANCE JAMES PRODUCTIONS
Lance "Kamau" James [pronounced Kah-MAH-oo], Swahili for Musical Warrior, has had an extensive and successful career in the music business as bandleader, performer, composer and manager. He has performed with several bands, including the very popular group People of Goodwill. peopleofgoodwill
Among Lance's many compositions his reggae version of Billie Jean is what put him on the map (vocals Bernard Jackson, formerly of Surface Sony Records). Other noted hits Calypso Caliente , Follow The Leader , and Sunrise (Sunset) round out his most successful achievements.
The Lance James Project consists of "Calypso Caliente - Duo,Trio, or Quartet" with keyboards, steel pans/percussion and sax. and the "Lance James Project" which includes: James Walker, steel pans/vibes malletjazz ; and Robert Paskowitz, all saxes and percussion.
Lance delivers his version of smooth jazz with a cutting edge" with his CD Friends and Strangers which is sold in the Northeast at Tower Records. Giving praises to the ancestors made for a truly spiritual experience while producing this noted album. So turn off the lights, light a candle, put on Friends and Strangers , and the rest is up to you.
Lance is also a renowned drum teacher. He teaches the art and method of performing on the African drum called, DJEMBE. He has taught over 2,500 students during the last four years and continues to work with adults and children at schools, museums, libraries, and community organizations. His most significant educational programs are at the New Britain Museum of American Art [NBMAA] in New Britain, Connecticut and the Green Street Arts Center in Middletown, Connecticut.
At NBMAA, Lance provides instruction on djembe drumming and also performs with Calypso Caliente. For information on Djembe drumming and how to sign up for classes, call ...