A singer with a voice that's been described as chocolate: rich, dark and smooth.
Ingrid James is one of Queensland's leading Jazz Vocalists appearing regularly in Jazz festivals throughout the country including the Brisbane Festival (Spiegeltent), Jazz Queensland's Valley Jazz Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival Tasmania, Manly Jazz Festival Sydney, Noosa International Jazz Festival and the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, to name but a few.
She has recorded 6 nationally released albums. Ingrid performs with her band and is available as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet, 6 piece or a full 8 piece band providing Latin, Swing and Jazz.
Ingrid's performances include ABC national television, as a soloist with the Queensland Orchestra, and appearances in European and US venues such as The Blue Note in Monte Carlo, the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles and the Pizza Express, Soho & 606 Clubs in London.
A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Sydney and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Vocal Pedagogy), she now teaches privately and runs workshops around the country and internationally.
She has been mentor and coach for Queensland Education Department's Creative Generation for 3 years performing at the Q150 Celebrations at Boondall Entertainment Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Powerhouse. To complement her passion for teaching, Ingrid has produced a Jazz Singers' Jam Night (held at The Brisbane Jazz Club) since 2002 and is the Vocal Co-ordinator for the 612 ABC/Jazz Queensland Valley Jazz Festival Vocal Competition.