James Robinson grew up in the NorCal suburb of Campbell, the twelfth of thirteen children, and was inspired to learn classical piano at age eight. James moved to guitar at the age of 12, he studied voraciously every imaginable kind of music 8-10 hours a day. All manner of instruments and styles were played in the household, from jazz, classical piano, fusion, blues, country, rock, and the list goes on. The Robinson family home is always filled with every music style imaginable!
Robinson is greatly inspired by the unique sounds of the multi-cultural influences of his home. Robinson blends these inspirations into a virtuosic exhibition, leaving listeners in awe of his talent. He performs true fusion by integrating multiple genres and musical styles from around the globe and crafting these colorful sounds into musical artistry.
Robinson names Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía as influential in the development of his sound. Robinson expands on the Latin World Jazz blended acoustic genre, and adds Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, and Robben Ford influences with electric guitar.