James Faith

Co-Founder, 4th Vice Chair
Original Co-Founder, Member - Board of Directors
President, J Faith Presents / Island Artists Agency
Producer, Great South Bay Music Festival

As an original founding member of the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, James Faith was instrumental in raising the organization’s profile in its early years, one that continues today. Currently, he is the owner of J Faith Presents, a concert and events production company and Island Artists Agency, a boutique performing artist booking agency located in Port Jefferson Village, New York. Faith has been booking entertainment and producing shows, large and small, for over 40 years.

His producing credits include a diverse list of artists including: The Doobie Brothers, Tony Bennett, Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, James Brown, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Brubeck, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Steve Winwood, Mountain, Hot Tuna, Tedeschi Trucks Band, YES, Dickey Betts Band, Pat Benatar, Blondie, Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzman, Michael Feinstein, John Bonham, America, George Benson, James Cotton, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Squeeze, Smokey Robinson, Salt-N-Pepa, Ashanti, Train, Blue Oyster Cult, Spyro Gyra, DMC, 311, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ritchie Havens, Heart, and many, many more! He is also the producer of several successful festivals including Long Island’s largest and longest running music festival, The Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue. Faith has produced events at such prestigious venues as Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, Patchogue Theater, Westhampton PAC, The Waldorf Astoria, The Staller Center for The Arts, Oheka Castle, Eisenhower Park, The Paramount Theater and Museum of Natural History. Through his agency Island Artists, he is the exclusive booking agent for the legendary jazz club, the Iridium, NYC, as well as the 1500 cap. Space at Westbury, booking and producing over 350 concerts a year. Faith has produced a variety of fundraisers, including all seven Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Awards Galas, as well as events for St. Charles Hospital, LI Cares, WLIW Channel 21, Cold Spring Harbor Labs and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

He is the creator of the not-for-profit Great South Bay – Stony Brook Cancer Center Music Fund. To date, the fund has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight children’s cancer. He is a co-founder of the Count Basie Orchestra, Invitational High School Scholarship Festival, that awarded over $80,000 in college scholarships to graduating LI high school graduates. Faith currently sits on the Entertainment Committee of LI Cares, the Harry Chapin Food bank.

In 2021 Jim Faith was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Five Towns College of Music, alongside such luminaries as Clive Davis and Victor Wooten.

Faith lives out on Eastern LI with his fiancé Sue and dogs Louis and Kevin, and has two daughters, Jamie (his partner at J Faith Presents) and Jacqueline.

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