Steve James has been an active freelance Drummer/Percussionist in the greater Golden Horseshoe area for 25 years. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree at McMaster University followed by a Bachelor of Education degree at Western University. Steve just retired from teaching Kindergarten to Grade 8 Music for 31 years for the Hamilton Wentworth Board of Education. He is known for his versatility to perform many styles of Music including Jazz, Funk, Big Band and Symphony. He has also had the honour to perform with Peter Appleyard, Heather Bambrick and Dave McMurdo. Today, Steve is enjoying teaching private drum lessons as well as playing drums with Mary Catherine Pazzano from Kitchener and Backroom 11 Soul/ Funk band from Hamilton.