Eliza James is a classically trained violinist and has been a successful, working professional musician in Los Angeles since the age of 18. She is the featured solo violinist for Burt Bacharach and Paul Anka and performs regularly with a variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, P!nk, Disturbed, Daft Punk, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Casey Veggies, JMSN, P. Diddy, Yoshiki, Googoosh, Roberta Flack, Ivan Lins, Isac Elliot, Mario Biondi, Alejandro Sanz, Nuno Bettencourt and many others. She has performed on multiple occasions at the Grammys, the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards, the Women in Film Awards, the BET Awards, American Idol, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood Christmas Celebration At the Grove, the JC Penney Jam, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Sundance Film festival and the Grammy Nominated performance with Disturbed on Conan O’Brien in 2016 (Best Rock Performance). Eliza is well-versed in many styles of music including classical, pop, country, hiphop, blues, rock and Persian/Middle-Eastern. Residing in Hollywood California, she performs on major motion picture soundtracks/scores/video games some of which include the Oscar winning documentary March of the Penguins, Talladega Nights, The Conjuring 1&2, Annabelle, The Devil’s Carnival (directed by Darren Bousman), A Lot Like Love, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Unaccompanied Minors and Halo Wars:2. Eliza also arranged/recorded all of the strings for Natalie Cole’s hit “Love Brought Me Back” and can be heard on many of the songs on the JMSN album, “It is.”
Quartet405 is a multi-genre string quartet based in Los Angeles comprised of four professional string players: Eliza James and Rebecca Schlappich Charles on violin, Jayna Chou on viola, and Danica Pinner on cello. Quartet405 performs live, records, and produces custom arrangements. Quartet405 has had the pleasure of working with artists and producers such as Avril Lavigne, Lori Lieberman, Bob Clearmountain, Tom Brooks, Peter Asher, Moonchild, Raquel Rodriguez, Symphonic Planet, and Grammy award-winning singer Nigel Hall. In addition, Quartet405 features their original arrangements of the music of Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach, Selena, Queen, and Elton John in their tribute videos. In 2017, the quartet’s holiday video “Jingle Bell Overture” was featured by Fox 11 News.