Von James is a professional actress and vocalist. She studied Opera and Jazz at Cleveland State University, while sharing her diverse vocal talent with bands and audiences. In 2012, Von has sung backgrounds for International Recording Artist, Sarah's Girl, opening up for Grammy Award Nominated Kem, and that same year, she also performed at The 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony under the Musical Direction of Paul Shaffer, former band leader for David Letterman. She later joined The WhiteHouse Band in which she was the lead vocalist classified as "First Lady" until in 2015, when she formed her own band, The Von James Xperience (VJX). She has recorded with The Dazz Band pioneer and legend, Michael J. Calhoun, in which she is featured on the hit single, There, released in September of 2016. The track was in the top 7 charts of Cleveland, Ohio, smooth jazz radio station, 107.3 The Wave and the duo created a follow up single titled, Dream, in 2017.
Von James has performed in a gospel ensemble for Grammy award winner, Lyle Lovett at The Hard Rocksino. She has also performed with Lafayette Carthon and Company at The House of Blues' Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch and Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Festival. Von James opened up for the highly acclaimed, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, at a political convention in downtown, Cleveland, Ohio, alongside pedal steel guitarist, Robert Randolph in 2016. In August 2017, she along with her band , The Von James Xperience, opened up for National Recording Artist Dave Hollister. In November 2017, she received an Legend of The Stage Award, from an established elite Jazz lounge, Take5 in Cleveland, Ohio. In August 2018, Von James was the featured vocalist for Forecast band, in performing for the 12th Annual Multi Music Jazz Festival at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, among headliners: Najee, and Michael Franks. May 7, 2022, Von James opened up for a concert which headlined National Recording Artist, Shirley Murdock and she scheduled for more opening performances later this year. She is currently pursuing a self-titled EP, soon to be released later this year.