Photo Flash: Morgan James celebrates Album Release!

Singer and songwriter Morgan James released her debut album Morgan James Live (Epic Records) on December 4th. Recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, an intimate jazz club nestled within New York City's Time Warner Center, the album features James's stirring renditions of standards from the repertoire of Nina Simone. Check out potos from the release concert below!

James studied opera at Juilliard, and worked her way onto the stage of some of the city's most legendary clubs and roles in Broadway productions like Godspell and Wonderland.

James collaborated with music director David Cook in creating the musical arrangements at Dizzy's in July of 2012.

Keeping up that balance between Broadway and her solo work, James will take the stage in Motown: The Musical in April. She continues to explore her musical depths by writing and recording her first full-length studio album, which she envisions as a more contemporary, pop/R&B record with blues and soul influence.