How does a man who is famous stay faithful to his wife and raise a healthy family? What kind of choices has he made and where do those convictions come from? Grammy Award winner James Ingram shares insights from personal experience. His recording career has spanned forty years. His songs are known internationally. In a world of shooting star fame (that vanishes as quickly as it mesmerizes) and short-lived romance, where’s the foundation of lasting hope? It’s about a meteoric rise, but, there’s a lot more that goes on behind the scenes which speaks about sustainability.
James Ingram is a music icon, multi Grammy award-winner and back-to-back Oscar nominee. James inspires and touches the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide through his abundant gifts as a singer, performer, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. In 2009 James returned to his roots with the release of his first complete inspirational CD, the much-anticipated Stand (in the Light). Inspired by the plight of the Hurricane Katrina victims, Stand features new works and “Yah Mo Be There” – his legendary, Grammy award-winning 1983 collaboration with Michael McDonald – and is the natural advancement in a career grounded in faith; blessed with the influence and mentorship of some of the seminal forces in American music history including Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder; and shaped and molded by Quincy Jones.
James is with his wife, Debbie, and their close friends Roy and Kathy Sakuma, an illustrious couple who’s Ukulele Festival has grown worldwide over the past forty years.