James Bycinte

James Bycinte

I was born and raised in Haiti. As a young man growing up in a Christian family many spheres of music have influenced my upbringing. Having grown up listening to music from my parent’s native land has led me to experience other genre of music. I came to America at the age of 13 landed in Boston, Mass. I discovered my true God given gift and fell in love with it. My First Breakthrough came from Philadelphia Haitian Baptist church when I started playing the drums and devoted my life to it, four years later I received a scholarship for the system 5 ensemble program at Berklee College of Music. I’ve been blessed to have studied music theory with John Ramsey at Berklee and also feel bless to live in the 21st century era which includes some of the best drummers who ever lived and also influenced my playing:

Drummers who have influenced me includes: Buddy Rich, Dennis Chambers, Jojo Mayer, Art Blakey, Billy Cobham, Thomas Pridgen, Steve Gadd, Jim Chaplin, Aaron Spears, Spanky, Manny Laine, John Blackwell, Gerald Hayward, Eddy Heyward, and many more

I’m grateful to God for this wonderful gift and also to have blessed me to tour with many international artist which includes. Ali Angel, Tina, Nomads, Mike Clinton, Nicky Christ, Evens and many more

In the states I’m currently working on Projects with Danielle Haynes, and Carlton Haynes, Nathan Landers and many other Gospel, R&B, Zouk, Kompa, Jazz artists.

I love the sound and flawless performance of Soultone Cymbals, my preference includes the Gospel line Cymbals. Their sound, Price, bounce, feel durability is the best in the music industry.

My message to all musicians. The primary focus should be God, keep God first, be and stay humble at your craft. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and he will (shall) direct your path.