DISCOVER: Pop/Jazz Artist, Galen James

DISCOVER: Pop/Jazz Artist, Galen James

Galen James is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, and performer who was born into an artistic family from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The talented musician began singing at a young age with the help of his inspiring mother and Grammy award-winning choir director at Huron High school, Richard Ingram.

Galen was eventually accepted into a music and jazz program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he studied voice, piano, guitar, composition, arrangement and sang in the renowned vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company directed by Steve Zegree. So kids, practice and hard work WILL get you somewhere!

Now living in Austin, Texas, Galen is well known for his pure tone and vocals. The style of music he plays is inspired by a unique blend of R&B, pop, middle-eastern, jazz, gospel and rock.

“It’s a great feeling when people appreciate and respect your work, and that moment reinforced my decision to dedicate my life to making good music,” said Galen after winning five Downbeat Awards from the renowned Downbeat Magazine in 2009.

Galen’s newest album, Love & Bad News, will be available worldwide August 1st, 2014, but you can buy his last album Big Blue Mixtape HERE.

If you love artists like Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, The Weekend, and James Blake, you may love Galen James.

Check out one of our favorite tracks by Galen James below:

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Galen James

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Written by Melanie Gomez

Hi! I'm Mel. I graduated with a BA in print journalism with music management as my minor. I loved music since I was a kid because it was always a way my family and I bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so my way of being part of the music industry is by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography. Another goal? To make people smile.

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