Oneida James


Professional touring musicians, bassist, Musicians Institute bass instructor for 12 years, Artist, Songwriter, Producer.

Bassist for the amazing Joe Cocker since September 2001.

She performed in “For Your Consideration” as Talk Show Bassist with Joe Satriani and CJ Vanston, 

Author of bass guitar instruction book “Groove Mastery – The Bassist Guide to Time, Rhythm and Feel”, 

Many articles in Bass Player Magazine (France, US, Germany, Uk).

Bassist for Dav Koz, Raymond Meyers, Cree Summer, Sony “Works” Artist (produced by Lenny Kravitz) two year tour opening for Lenny Kravitz, She recorded for Michael Franti, Vonda Shephard and Michael Landau.

Many television appearances include Conan O’Brien, The View, Jay Leno Tonight Show, Craig Kilbourne, Kelly and Regis Show, MTV Europe, Top of the Pops, Taratata, Jack Docherty Show London, Rick Dees Show, Byron Allen Show, and many live radio shows. Author of the Slap 101 Workshop and Clinic and Co-Author of The Bass and Drums Groove Workshop and Clinic, presently being offered at the world renowned contemporary music school, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.

Other accomplishments include Owner and Producer of Bliss Productions, Rancho Cucamonga, California, currently partened with Fus-Music (Germany), writing, arrangements, production, recording bass guitar, lead and background vocals, mixing and mastering upcoming album “Curious Time”, arranging, and Lune d’Argent CD6 released on Fertility Records. Writing, arranging demo productions for various Artists.