Dubb Spot Records Published Guitar Great James Bell
James Bell and his guitar goes together like sweet and harmony!
James Bell is a guitarist / songwriter and vocalist who has been playing guitar since the age of 13. He started out playing at the New Mt. Carmel Church of Washington, D.C. What inspired him to play the guitar was when he joined the D.C. Youth Orchestra in elementary school playing the viola. It was that instrument that led his Dad to buying him a guitar for Christmas. At the age of twenty-one James Bell was a guitarist / vocalist for a group called the Busey Brothers. They played at local block parties and clubs and at one gig met an entertainer named Little Royal, who they toured with from 1978 to 1982, at clubs, bars, cabarets and hotels, in the Southeastern United States.
James Bell relocated to New York City in 1986 to further pursue his music career. Shortly after arriving, he began to play in Central Park and the Subway system as a street musician. The style of music he played is instrumental jazz by Benson, Miles Davis, Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and various other jazz artists. He attended York College in Jamaica Queens from 1993 to 1998 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management. He also performed at the Jazz Workshop in the College. In 1998 he relocated to Washington, DC to look for Computer opportunities and enjoy a slower pace of life. While located in DC, James Bell was able to compose original jazz music, and record the songs on a digital home studio that he built himself.
Currently James Bell resides in Baltimore, Maryland
and you can find James Bell with his
guitar performing at local venues such as
Joe Squared Pizza and Loafers Bar and Grill.
James Bell’s Music & Videos