Dean James found the saxophone in age 15 following a leg damage kept him from the soccer field, and was soon practicing eight hours each day. He went to Berklee University of Music in Boston, after that returned to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA to try out jazz using the David Eshelmans Big Music group and gospel with performers like Ben Tankard, Daryl Coley and Dannie Belle Hall. With the middle-’80s, James acquired moved to LA and be a regarded program participant and sideman, with Rob Mullins, Edwin & Walter Hawkins, Gary Taylor among others. He also organized strings for many pop groupings, and gained his own agreement with Brajo Information for 1995’s Can We Chat, a simple record along with his late-night alto for once within the driver’s chair. For his second record, appropriately entitled Intimacy, James transferred to Ichiban and do well on modern jazz charts.