James DeJoie has been playing, writing and performing in Seattle for over thirty years. From classical performances to electronic progressive rock and back again, he has always maintained an incredible variety of styles. His newest group James DeJoie Quintet features all new music written in unique and varying styles in an acoustical setting. Winner of the Artist Residency Program at Jack Straw Cultural Center, James continues to explore musical textures and styles.

"...I try to give a true and varied expression to my musical thoughts. In so doing, I try to express ideas as they happen...
I would be mistaken to think that an artistic expression is simply a matter of a certain technique. It is the realm of the heart where musical thought is rich in variety and where artistic expressions are possible."
-Yusef Lateef