Steve James

Steve James at the Piano

Steve James is a highly skilled and experienced Creative Consultant and Producer, with expertise in creating, planning and producing events, conferences, festivals, concerts, programs and music videos.  Steve has produced shows across the nation from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe to St. Louis, Detroit, Salt Lake and Atlanta for such events as the US Conference of Mayors Convention, The International Gathering for the World Policy Center, the National Community Service/Points of Light Conference, the National Governor’s Association Conference and numerous Governor’s Galas.  Internationally, he has worked in Japan, Switzerland, Canada and Central America.  He also has assisted such non-profit organizations as The Kennedy Center’s Community of Caring, Corporation for National and Community Service, National Green Circle, National 4-H, Boy Scouts of America, National After-School Alliance, US Special Olympics and Federation For Youth, etc.

An award-winning and versatile Songwriter and Music Producer, Steve has recorded hundreds of his original songs in studios from Nashville to Hollywood.  He is known for his unique ability to write in any style or genre.  Steve has composed numerous commercial jingles and theme songs for organizations, government and corporate groups and events.  He is nationally known for his children’s music series “Something Good for Kids” Volumes 1, 2 and 3 that received the prestigious “National Parenting Center Seal of Approval”.  This popular series is part of the Utah State Office of Education curriculum, Prevention Dimensions, recognized by the US Dept of Health and Human Services as one of the nation’s “Exemplary Programs”.  Some of his latest original recording projects include the soundtrack from his original stage production, “Return to Christmas”, the patriotic tribute, “America, Our Home” and his national music- media campaign, “Always a Friend, Never a Bully”.

A sought-after Professional Entertainer, Steve has performed for millions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Central America. He is frequently joined by his talented wife, Lisa, who critics say literally has “the voice of an angel”.  Known for their extraordinary vocal abilities, comedy routines and Steve’s skills on the piano, they have appeared throughout the U.S. and beyond. On many occasions, Steve and Lisa also welcome to the stage their four multi-talented children, who are currently filming music videos with Steve as Executive Producer.

Steve specializes in brand development for organizations and corporations.  He is CEO of Something Good Inc., Steve James Productions and currently serves as the Executive Director for the First Lady of Utah’s Initiative, “Uplift Families”.  Co-founder of Utah’s Days of `47 Youth Festival, Steve served for many years on the Days of `47 Board of Directors and Executive Board over Public Affairs.  He has also served on the Board of Directors for the national arts foundation, Vision Workz, as well as the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra.

A dynamic Motivational and Musical Keynote Speaker, Steve James has traveled extensively throughout the nation and beyond, presenting to corporate, community, educational, non-profit, and government groups; inspiring, entertaining, teaching, and training millions of leaders, administrators, employees, volunteers, teachers and youth. He has the rare ability to combine the elements of music and comedy with inspiring stories, research and experiences to create a powerful presentation guaranteed to capture audiences of all ages. Steve’s uncanny ability to tailor a presentation to the needs of each organization is unmatched.

By using his skills as a Creative Consultant, Producer, Prolific Songwriter, Professional Entertainer, Businessman and Motivational Speaker, Steve James has been able to create an original niche in today’s marketplace.


 “Steve is extremely knowledgeable in his craft, whether producing, arranging, or performing musical numbers.  With all of that, he is yet a “humble” man who is open to the suggestions of others.  He is a gifted musician and very enthusiastic about his work.  In my experience, a gifted musician, a solid producer, a quality arranger and director are the sum total of what is needed to make a musical project, production, or performance great.  Steve James represents all of the above.”  ~ Murphy – Former member of “The Platters”, recording artist and conductor

“Steve James is a wonderful talent to work with. His energy and spirit give life to any project and his enthusiasm for producing quality entertainment is second to none. When we look for a musical director or musical arranger we have certain requirements and Steve fulfills all of them and then some! Music needs more passionate people like Steve.”
Kristopher Lythgoe – President, Magic Pictures International
Lythgoe Family Productions – creators of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance”