Tristan James
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Tristan James

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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"...Performing at the benefit were Tristan James and AJ Viola from Proletariat Productions and Bagwis, a Filipino pro-people folk rock group. Tristan James is a versatile artist who combines hip-hop, jazz and modern rhythms to deliver a message of resistance and revolution. Bagwis is a powerful ensemble that advocates for the liberation struggle in the Philippines and for immigrant rights here in the U.S. AJ Viola’s spoken word, accompanied by Tristan James on trombone, was a poignant meditation on the source of violence and oppression in U.S. society..."

- Chicago ANSWER Coalition


"...Performing at the benefit were Tristan James and AJ Viola from Proletariat Productions and Bagwis, a Filipino pro-people folk rock group. Tristan James is a versatile artist who combines hip-hop, jazz and modern rhythms to deliver a message of resistance and revolution. Bagwis is a powerful ensemble that advocates for the liberation struggle in the Philippines and for immigrant rights here in the U.S. AJ Viola’s spoken word, accompanied by Tristan James on trombone, was a poignant meditation on the source of violence and oppression in U.S. society..."

- Chicago ANSWER Coalition


Mind’s Hideaway: going nowhere
Blending a soulful mix of Green Day, Incubus, Sublime, & Jimi Hendrix, the foursome have transcended stylistic conventions & found a sound that just, well, rocks.
~Nick Bajzek, Staff Writer, Concert Preview www.mindshideaway.com
- Concert Preview


Mind’s Hideaway: going nowhere
Blending a soulful mix of Green Day, Incubus, Sublime, & Jimi Hendrix, the foursome have transcended stylistic conventions & found a sound that just, well, rocks.
~Nick Bajzek, Staff Writer, Concert Preview www.mindshideaway.com
- Concert Preview


well there’s one thing that i know, the bush regime has got to go... avery r. young: eyes on the prize
A feature on HBO, BET, MTV, he has won poetry slams across the U.S. He classifies his writing & performance as, “urban hymns you find at a Sunday mornin’ juke joint.”
www.x-bout.com/aroma/feature.html
- aroma poetry


well there’s one thing that i know, the bush regime has got to go... avery r. young: eyes on the prize
A feature on HBO, BET, MTV, he has won poetry slams across the U.S. He classifies his writing & performance as, “urban hymns you find at a Sunday mornin’ juke joint.”
www.x-bout.com/aroma/feature.html
- aroma poetry


Discography

LEAVES FALL
(Released Feb. 2, 2007) Debut album of Tristan James. A fusion of trip hop, industrial, gospel, jazz, and rock.

STATE OF EMERGENCY (2006)
A compilation produced by Proletariat Productions as a fundraiser for World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime. Tristan also produced many of the songs on the album which includes artists such as Pulitzer Prize winning author, Studs Terkel, Radio Mango, Mind's Hideaway, and Avery R Young.

THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN - EP(2005)

Radio & Television:
Tristan James' music has been featured on
The Wizard, from Northeastern University: WZRD 88.3 www.wzrdchicago.com
Radio Arte: WRTE 90.5
WCRX - Chicago Underground
CAN-TV

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Bio

Tristan James has been performing nationally since 2001. Aside from is work as an entertainer, he is a community organizer and educator, as well as a music producer and recording engineer.

Tristan, 25, was born in Canada and has lived in London, LA, Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago. Tristan grew up in the rave scene performing throughout the Midwest. As a kid, his clashes with the law drove him into politics and social awareness. He grew determined to get an education at any cost. He is now a classically trained musician/composer and also has a bachelor's degree in audio and engineering and a graduate degree in arts management. Thanks to his past influences and study of politics, philosophy, and music, Tristan now strives to provide entertainment as a revolutionary artist and writer, while spreading the message of liberation and creating real social change.

Tristan James is also a founding member and artist at Proletariat Productions, Chicago's socially conscious record label.

Tristan also helps manage an online music journal called United Front and publishes a globally distributed PodCast. He interviews musicians, artists, activists and others, in an attempt to understand and promote the revolutionary artists movement.