James Bergman is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with bassist David Walter. As an orchestra player, he regularly plays with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and has been a member of the San Jose Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and continues to perform with many other orchestras. He has recorded and toured with Tirez Tirez and the Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, performing at such venues as The Kitchen's Gruppen Festival and the Bang on a Can Festival. He has also performed with the Princeton Composers Ensemble and at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco. He has recorded for the Cold Blue (including Christopher Roberts virtuosic trios for double bass, Trios for Deep Voices), Dreamworks, Rough Trade, Sire, Cuneiform, Crammed/Made to Measure, and Le Disc du Crepescule record labels.