BIO

ALLISON JAMES

Allison James is a multi-talented  singer, songwriter, pianist, performer, producer, teacher, and author.  Her musical journey began at the age of 7 when she began to teach herself the piano. She took that passion, talent, and determination and turned it into her own mini music empire that exists today. A graduate of University of Utah, she has a degree in Writing & Rhetoric with a minor in Music Technology.  

Guided by some of the best piano and voice teachers in the nation, she continued to develop her talents throughout her adolescence and began her own piano teaching studio at the age of 15.  She began teaching voice lessons shortly after, while also writing, recording, arranging and producing for her students, all the while developing her own artistry.

As a Pop/R&B solo artist, Allison has been described as an upbeat Adele mixed with the soulfulness of Alicia Keys.  Her strength, vulnerability, and passion for music come through in every word she sings.  She has performed all over Utah, and in New York City and Florida.  She was Raw Artist runner up for the RAWards Salt Lake City Musician of the Year in 2013 and has performed the National Anthem all over Utah, including for the NBA Utah Jazz.  Allison also performed as a Dueling Pianist at The Tavernacle in Salt Lake City, UT. 

In 2017 she created her own record label and publishing company, AJ Records and AJ Publishing Worldwide, in which she released, co-wrote, and co-produced her debut album in June of 2018 that can be heard on all streaming platforms worldwide.  She continues to release content for her following of approximately 30,000 followers on social media, including music videos, lyric videos, and cover songs under her own Dab Attitude Productions.  She just released 8 new singles and will be releasing new music soon! (Join her mailing list to get updates on news and new-releases!)

Music education has always been a huge passion for Allison. She continues to set aside time in her busy schedule to teach in order to share music knowledge with future generations. (To set up a lesson click here!)

She also has two songwriting books published with Willis Music and Hal Leonard: How To Write A Song On The Piano and How To Write A Song On The Guitar. Designed for budding songwriters of any age, these workbooks require only minimal music knowledge. Easy to use with or without a teacher, the beginning songwriters are carefully guided through the process of writing a complete song with chords, melody, and lyrics using a keyboard or guitar, a sense of creativity, and a pencil! They are available here on her website as well as Amazon, your local music store, and online everywhere books are sold.

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