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Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen: Bio

Jazz vocalist, jazz singer, cabaret performer – Based in Richmond, Virginia, Emme St. James has been performing her sophisticated jazz styling for nearly 20 years.  As a young girl, Miss St. James spent countless hours singing and playing jazz standards at her parents’ piano while dreaming of one day becoming a jazz singer herself.  Today she is backed by top jazz musicians and her dream of being a jazz vocalist is a reality.  Combining classical training with the influences of Julie London, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee, Emme St. James uses her velvet voice to create the sophisticated atmosphere of yesterday’s intimate cabarets.

Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen have traveled throughout the east coast and performed for the Duck Jazz Festival, Staunton’s Jazz in the Park and the Jazz in July Festival in Salem, VA.  They enjoy performing at regional favorites like The Homestead, The Greenbrier, and Keswick Hall.  They can be heard monthly at the Wine Loft in Richmond and Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, VA. 

A self-titled EP was released in August 2010 and their much anticipated holiday recording “I'd Like You for Christmas” was released in November 2012.  Both are available on and itunes.

With the flexibility of performing as a duo up to a sextet, Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen can create the sophisticated mood and elegant atmosphere their devotees' desire.  Experience the elegance, the glamor, the artistry of a singer that invites you to light the candles, pour the cocktails and relax to the sultry sounds of days gone by.