James C. Cochran has been a part of the Northwest music scene since 1977 beginning his professional career in the funk band Readymade Family while still in high school. After additional schooling at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Wa., Jim was invited to join the established "corporate casual" band by the name of OASIS. After spending more than a decade refining his performance skills at some of the Puget Sound's most elite events, Jim performed shows with the Coasters, Drifters, and Sharelles, both in Washington and Idaho, and was next asked to put together the house band for ‚ÄčLegends in Concert.

Jim is the live keyboardist for The Rumba Kings' shows.