About Connie James
Connie James has spent the last 20 years as a club and studio singer in New York. She has also been nominated for a Pixie Award for Best Song/Soundtrack in a Motion Picture for the song “Three Words”, which she co-wrote and recorded with Composer/Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs, for the short subject film “Whoa”. The film received the Angel Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year. A classically trained singer with a degree in music from the University of South Carolina, Ms. James decided to add acting to her repertoire of talents several years ago, landing roles on NBC’s “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Homicide: Life on the Street”. Ms. James’ voice can be heard as the announcer in commercials for “Partnership for a Drug Free America” and for Denny’s “Skillets for Breakfast”. Connie is appearing fresh off a successful run in “Sweet baby James – A Tribute to James Taylor” and “Blue - A Tribute to Joni Mitchell”. In addition to opening for Bob Newhart during Mr. Newhart’s Florida tour, Connie is also starring in the upcoming production of “Fever – The Peggy Lee Songbook”. “Very simply…Connie James is a “ songstress extraordinaire” …reminiscent of the great American Jazz Divas, but with her own contemporary flair mixed in, for good measure. A beautiful expressive voice…in a beautiful impressive lady…she had the Thrasher-Horne audience eating out of the palm of her hand, and wanting for more.” Tony Walsh Executive Director Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts.