"Most recently, Jeff’s song “Good” was placed in CBS hit TV show Hawaii 5-0."
Based out of Sarasota, Florida, Jeff James is a Na Hokuhanohano award winning artist (Hawaiian Grammys). Born and raised on the islands of Hawaii, you can hear instantly the influence Jeffs upbringing has on his music. His musical roots come from his father Chuck James, who is a famous jazz drummer in Hawaii.
Jeff is an accomplished singer songwriter, and multi instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, ukulele, piano, drums and wide variety of other instruments. He is a full-time professional musician and music educator.
In 2009, Jeff James formed his band TTYM with whom he released the single "Hawaiian Girls”(Nahokuhanohano award winning song). He has been tagged as Hawaii's Hitmaker for his ability to create popular songs that have reached #1 in Hawaii and Japan charts.
In 2010, Jeff and his Band TTYM won the coveted “MaiTai Rumble” battle of the band competition bringing home recognition and $10,000 in prizes and cash.
Jeff James released his first full-length album entitled "Just Be Yourself" on July 13, 2013.
After this he decided to expand his career in Asia.
In 2014, he became a Viral sensation by capturing the hearts of Filipinos Worldwide by singing Filipino songs on network shows like GMA's "Eat Bulaga", and ABS-CBN's "I love OPM".
Throughout his song writing career Jeff has had dozens of placements in Japan, USA, and Philippines. Including, Netflix’s popular show “Terrace House, Aloha State”.
Most recently, Jeff’s song “Good” and "2 days in Hawaii" were placed in CBS hit TV show Hawaii 5-0.
Jeff continues to grow and push his performance and writing styles everyday. He released his full-length wedding album entitled "Walking in Love" in late 2020.
Awards and Recognition
-2004, 2005, 2006 University of Hawaii Solo ensemble Blue ribbon award recipient for Percussion
-2006 Full music scholarship recipient at HPU for Jazz Band and Wind ensemble
-2010 Mai Tai Rumble Battle of Band winner
-2011 Na Hokuhanohano Award recipient
-2013 Top Brand award winner for “Best
international Male vocalist” in Philippines
-2015 Philippines Tv show singing competition “Eat Bulaga” Grand Finalist
-2016 Various placements of his songs "Love Me", "Hawaiian Girls", "Honey Baby", "Lets not pretend" on Netflix hot show "Terrace House: Aloha State"
-2018 song "Good" featured on CBS network hit show "Hawaii 5-0"
-2019 song " 2 days on Hawaii" featured on CBS network hit show "Hawaii 5-0"