James DaSilva is a jazz artist, session guitarist, composer, arranger, and educator living in Nashville, TN. He has performed live and in the studio with acclaimed artists and musicians such as the Annie Moses Band, David Liebman (Miles Davis), Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, Cyrus Chestnut (Terrance Blanchard; Wynton Marsalis), Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Ellis, Rodney Whitaker (Wynton Marsalis; Roy Hargrove), Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Felix Pastorius (Yellow Jackets; Jeff Coffin Mu'tet, Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy), Victor Wooten, Wycliffe Gordon and many others.
Since 2013, James has served as a music instructor at the Conservatory of Annie Moses and the Fine Arts Summer Academy (F.A.S.A.). He is a staff arranger/orchestrator at ManAlive Records in Franklin, TN and also a music transcriber and engraver with Living Stone Music Co and Hal Leonard. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Camille and son Gabriel.