JAMES Auwarter

Grammy Award Winning Engineer "Studio James" is known for his diversity, working within practically every genre of music over the years. His ears are highly sought after by leading acts in the rock, jazz, classical, gospel, and hip hop communities, among others. A few of these notable clients have been: Kanye West, Yo-Yo Ma, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer, Adam Levine, Tom Higgenson (Plain White Tees), Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Rihanna, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Lupe Fiasco, Mavis Staples, etc.

GRAMMY RECOGNITIONS

Credited on 31 Grammy nominations to date

59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Gospel Performance/Song (Hezekiah Walker – “Better”) – Engineer

 

55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Gospel Song (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence – “Released”) – Engineer

 

53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (Vanessa Bell Armstrong – The Experience) – Engineer

 

52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (Donald Lawrence & Co. – The Law Of Confession, Part I) – Engineer
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (Various Artists – Oh Happy Day) – Engineer
  • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (Heather Headley – Audience Of One) – Engineer

 

51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos – “Superstar”) – Engineer
  • Best Rap Song (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos – “Superstar”) – Engineer
  • Best Rap Album (Lupe Fiasco – The Cool) – Engineer
  • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (The Murrills – “Family Prayer”) – Engineer

 

50th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Urban/Alternative Performance (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott – “Daydreamin’”) – Engineer
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album (Kurt Elling – Nightmoves) – Engineer
  • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (Coko – Grateful) – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Performance (The Clark Sisters – “Blessed & Highly Favored”) – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Song (The Clark Sisters – “Blessed & Highly Favored”) – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Song (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – “Encourage Yourself”) – Engineer
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (The Clark Sisters – Live – One Last Time) – Engineer (Winner)
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – The Grand Finale: Encourage Yourself) – Engineer

 

49th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Rap Album (Lupe Fiasco – Food and Liquor) – Engineer, Pro Tools Editing, Mixing Assistant
  • Best Rap Solo Performance (Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push”) – Mixing Assistant
  • Best Rap Song (Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push”) – Mixing Assistant
  • Best Gospel Performance (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – “The Blessing Of Abraham”) – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Song (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – “The Blessing Of Abraham”) – Engineer
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – Finale Act One) – Engineer

 

48th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

  • Album Of The Year (Kanye West – Late Registration) – Assistant Engineer
  • Best Rap Album (Kanye West – Late Registration) – Assistant Engineer
  • Best Gospel Performance (Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir – "Lift Him Up") – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Song (Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir – "Lift Him Up") – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album (Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir – 20/85 The Experience) – Engineer
  • Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album (Donald Lawrence & Company – I Speak Life) – Pro Tools Editing
  • Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album (Marvin Sapp – Be Exalted) – Engineer