Leela James performs a free concert at Burton Chace Park on July 17, 2019. James is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, who has been active as a musician since 2003. She has opened for the Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray (2004). Past collaborations include working with Raphael Saadiq, Kanye West and Wyclef Jean.
James has recorded six albums and has toured all over the world as well as in the U.S. at festivals such as Essence Music Festival, Arizona Jazz Fest, San Diego Jazz Fest, Capitol Jazz Fest, and more.
James’ sixth album, Did It for Love was released on March 31, 2017 by Shesangz Music under license to BMG. The album has the singles “Don’t Want You Back” released on October 28, 2016, “Hard for Me” released on February 25, 2017, “Don’t Mean a Thang” released on March 27, 2017, and a video single “All Over Again” on May 4, 2017. The single “Don’t Want You Back” reached number 1 on Billboard’ Adult R&B Songs chart on April 15, 2017, becoming her highest charting single ever.
What: Performance, Leela James
Where: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
When: August 17, 2019, 7:00pm