Here Are Some Highlights
* 2016 JIMBO RO band @ Shrine
*2016 AIR TRAIN JAZZ FESTIVAL Performed with new band JIMBO RO
* 2016 Performed solo Guitar and vocal for Mount Vernon NY Mayor Richard Thomas’ Inagural Ball.
*2015 Completed BUZZOOMMM animation. (first animation completed)
*2010-2015 Performed With my band AndJam band @ Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest
* 2013 Musical Director for stage at ‘AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHES INAGURAL BALL FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’. Performed with HUGH MASEKELA
* 2013 – 2015 Musical Director for THE COMPANY FREAK Band (band leader JASON KING)
Central Park Summer Stage
Cancun (private performance)
* 2013 Co-produced CD for Grace Baptist Church, NY Featuring Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson.
* 2006-2015Regular performances with own band ‘Andrea and James and the ANDJAM BAND’
*2012 Produced music and audio play for BUZZOOMMM!!!
* 2012 NJ PAC Musical director and Co stage director of multimedia stage performance of BUZZOOMMM
*2012 performed with MARTHA REEVES
* 2010 - 2012 Taught Guitar at THE BOYS CLUB OF NEW YORK,
(Abbey Culb House, Flushing NY)
*2008 produced 6th CD project for aj, EVOLUTION.
*2006-2013 Composed music for Television, INSIDE EDITION.
* 1999-2005 Band Leader for Steven Scott Orchestras & Hank Lane Orchestras
*2004 James and his wife Andrea ,(äj), released CD as artists for Integy Records (Receiving air play in over 50 Radio stations in 26 states)
*Co-produced 5 CDs for 13 STORIES RECORDS with Ann Ruckert.
*James and his wife Andrea ,(äj), in 2000 released CD as artists for Expansion Records UK (James Produced all cuts)
*James recently performed in the stage band for a tribute to Maya Angelu where he played and sang backgrounds for Ashford and Simpson, Cissy Houston, Nancy Wilson, and Gloria Lynn.
*James co-wrote a song with Atlantic recording artist jazz violinist, Regina Carter. The song “The Last Time” was featured on Regina’s debut C.D.
*New Jersey Pops James and His wife Andrea were featured guest vocalists.
*Winner of the 1997 President’s Award for songwriting from the
Songwriters Guild of America for excellence in the Art and Craft of songwriting. He and Andrea Rohlehr were selected by Guild president and world renown songwriter, George David Weiss.
*As a studio musician he has worked with rapper/ producer Heavy D. and rap producer Alex Richbourg, R&B group Soul 4 Real.(performed on tracks 8& 9of Soul 4 Real’s Debut CD Candy Rain)
* Released debut CD entitled äj ( a band formed with wife Andrea), featuring all original songs. All songs produced and co-written by James Rohlehr.
* Dance Theater of Harlem James’ band äj is frequently featured in Open House Series special
*James and his wife Andrea were featured vocalists on (song writer) Joe McMahon’s debut CD.
*Young Audiences/New York Residency Artist conducted recording workshops at various New York City Schools and conducted workshops for The Bertelsmann World of Expression Scholarship Program.
*Co-owner of ANDJAM SONGS publishing company.
*In 1993 James and Andrea formed the song writing/performance duo called aj, (pronounced ahhsh)
*1989-1993 Co Produced And Co wrote music with GARY LOVETT
* 1991-1994The New School/The Guitar Study Center
Taught band performance, improvisation and private guitar.
*1990 Performed in Osaka Japan with Andrea G. Martin (Andrea G. Rohlehr)
*1989 Vocalist with The Lester Lanin Orchestra
* 1988 &1989 U.S. State Department / Music Director for performances -Bombay, India
*1988 WINNER OF NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ATRS FELLOWSHIP (2nd time)
* 1984-1986I.C.I.S. The Door (an alternative school for teenagers)
Taught music and directed music performance workshops, under NYSCA grant
* 1984 BA CCNY concentration - Composition
* 1983 Winner of NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP
*1982-1986 Street Musician
Professional Music Memberships include,The Songwriters Guild of America,
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., Musicians Union Local 802 and BMI