Traverse City native Benjaman James is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with roots in funk, jazz, R&B, and soul. Benjaman inspires his audience by generating dance-worthy, captivating, lyrical music that takes listeners on an energetic improvisational journey.
Benjaman features a collection of seven incredible Michigan-based musicians, including a heroic horn section that has made dancers out of the most static crowds since the band's conception in 2016.
Stages visited:
Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Lansing Center, NPR - Michigan Radio, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Short's Brewing Company, Empire Asparagus Festival, National Cherry Festival, Mackinac Arts Council's Music in the Park, Traverse City Opera House, East Jordan's Music in the Park, Traverse City Film Festival, Leelanau Uncaged Festival, New Holland Brewing Company, and many more.
In the press:
NPR: EP Release Dec. '16
Local Spins: EP Release Nov. '16
MyNorth: EP Release Nov. '16
Record Eagle EP Release Nov. '16
Local Spins: Contest Champ April '17