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About jamminjames

Bellevue, WA

Jamison A. Johnso


As a music artist, poet, and photographer, I hope to capture what is "lost" and share the mysteries of what is "found." My wish is that I would inspire, heal, and encourage you to leave this seemly lost world better than when you found it.

My music is a mix of intelligent lyrics, strong vocals, and raw acoustic passion that resonate in the discerning listener.

It all started with a prayer and a dream when I graduated from high school amongst the lush green trees, sparkling rivers, and roaring ocean of the southern Oregon coast with only a passion for music.

After a few years of learning, playing in many college groups, and graduating with a music minor, I moved to the Seattle area to pave my own unique voice in the rich urban landscape.

Talents: Vocals, song-writing, arrangements, rhythm guitar, harmonica, trumpet, percussion, and starting the bass. I write originals and arrange unique approaches to covers. I draw from all avenues of rock, blues, folk, acoustic, pop, and other genres.


Contests/Awards: Voyager of the Seas Karioke contest finalist and opening act last show, 3rd Place Danny's Pub and Eatery Battle of the Bands and opening act.

Press: Comedian Dave Chappelle says, "Sweet songs. Keep it real man. Zip it up and Zip it out."

Tara from says, "Great sound!"

Venues/Events: Danny's Pub and Eatery, Bellevue Rock Bottom, Border's Books(Bellevue, Seattle, Tukwila, Puyallup), Zoka Coffee Greenlake, Victor's Coffee House, Rick's Place, WOU, Celtic Bayou, Damon's Bar and Grill, O'Sheas, Connor Byrne, Murphy's Pub, Queen City Yacht Club, Performing Hearts, Ballard Fire House, Coronet Bay, private parties, weddings, lodges, and summer camps.

Bands played in: Jamison A. Johnson, Rain 4 Rent, and Lise Nikkole Band.

Shared bills with: Ellen Says No, 3SG (actively gigging as Woodrush), March Assembly, Stomping Grounds, Abby London, Naranja, Shan, Annie O'Neil, Lise Nikkole, Aaron Courtier, Dan Hawk, Summer Schar, Dan Halseth, Rain Like I Know, and Little Si.

Session work: Mike Halen/Robert Hammerstrom

Studios: Rainstorm, Cyze-O-Graph Music.

Producers/Sound Engineers: Grammy nominated Paul Speer, Katherine Kavanaugh, and Robert Hammerstrom.


Lost and Found, 2007

Co-arranged song "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen and played guitar (Lise Nikkole Band) on "Everbody Knows" film short by Duane Oft, 2002

Co-wrote "Feel This Way" on the Lise Nikkole debut, "Long Road Ahead," 2001

Check out the links below and my EPK:

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