“James is an extraordinary talent that
deserves to be heard.” Larry Carlton
“He’s phenomenal!” Steve Vai
"...a fabulous improvisational jazz guitarist"
Art Thompson, Guitar Player Magazine
James Robinson is a phenomenal guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Campbell. James Robinson gives a high energy and charismatic performance that is not afraid to explore instrumental improvisation to the deepest level. Each performance is a trip into the magical realm of sound, with the depths of his music fueled by the energy of the audience.
James Robinson grew up in the San Jose suburb of Campbell, the twelfth of thirteen children, and was inspired to learn classical piano at age eight.
Moving to guitar at the age of 12, he studied voraciously every imaginable kind of music 8-10 hours a day. All manner of instruments and styles were played in the household, from jazz, classical piano, fusion, blues, country, rock, and the list goes on. The Robinson family home is always filled with every music style imaginable!
Robinson is greatly inspired by the unique sounds of the multi-cultural influences of his home. Robinson blends these inspirations into a virtuosic exhibition, leaving listeners in awe of his talent. He performs true fusion by integrating multiple genres and musical styles from around the globe and crafting these colorful sounds into musical artistry.
Robinson names Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía as hugely influential in the development of his sound. Robinson expands on the Latin World Jazz blended acoustic genre, and adds Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, and Robben Ford influences with electric guitar.