Tavana is incredibly excited to be featuring Oahu-born percussionist Jerome James to the stage on Tuesday, July 8th at Crossroads Hawaiian Brian's.
Jerome is the eldest son of legendary Jazz drummer Chuck James of Waipio Gentry and has performed with various artists and bands including Cecilio & Kapono, Azure McCall, Tennyson Stephens, Tommy Osuna, Roxotica, and Ordinary Magic to name just a few.
Jerome received a full tuition waiver to Hawaii Pacific University on the strength of his percussion skills and would go on to spend time in Cuba to learn different styles of drumming including Afro-Cuban rhythms and then NYC where he broadened his knowledge of Jazz.
Now back on Oahu, Jerome performs with frequently featured guitar legend Tommy Osuna in the band Roxotica.
Check out some of his smoking hot syncopation below!