Ingrid James is an award-winning Queensland jazz singer, voice educator, songwriter, recording artist, vocal producer and a pivotal figure in the Brisbane Jazz scene.
She has performed extensively around Australia at festivals such as the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Kiama Jazz Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival including Brisbane International Jazz and Valley Jazz Festivals as well as in the Spiegeltent for the Brisbane Festival. International highlights include Ronnie Scotts in London as well as 606 Club, Jazz Pizza Express, Spice of Life, a tour around the UK, including the Czech Republic and in France, where she opened for the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Monaco. Ingrid has recorded 5 international CD’s in the UK, USA and France as well as 4 domestic CDs. Two of her CD’s won Best Jazz CD at the Queensland Sunnie Music Industry Awards and she received a Music award for co-writing a Best Original Jazz Song with her college Dr Louise Denson for “Time To Be”. A finalist in the Bell Awards for her CD “ Essence” (2005), Ingrid has continued recording and writing music. Currently, Ingrid is collaborating with Dr. Louise Denson in their long term project “Wild Silk Strings Project” (a co-writing/co-bandleading project with strings, horns, voice and a rhythm section).