James Dylan of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE) is a native of the quiet midwestern town of Stoughton, Wisconsin. James began drawing at a young age and developed extraordinary skills he used to win cash awards in state art competitions. James was featured artist in the Wisconsin State Journal and his artwork was commissioned for a national ad campaign all by the age of 17.


James double-majored in Fine Art and Graphic Design while studying at the School School of Visual Arts in New York. In the evenings he was performing music 6 nights a week around the New York tri-state area.


In 2007 Led Zeppelin had recently performed their first full-length concert in nearly 30 years. Rumors circulated that the band was planning to tour, but were soon put to rest when singer Robert Plant announced that he had no plans to tour with Zeppelin.


Jimmy, Jason and John Paul briefly entertained the idea of touring with another singer. Dylan was considered for the role after the band discovered him on the internet.


Though the highly anticipated Led Zeppelin reunion tour never came to be, Bonham still wanted to play the music and in February 2009 Jason and James began working together in what would become Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE) - A show where Jason would perform his father's music and share stories from the unique perspectives of being John Bonham's son during Led Zeppelin's ascent to the top, and then later becoming the band's drummer himself.


In the Fall of 2010 JBLZE embarked on their first North American tour. Rolling Stone called JBLZE "strikingly faithful to the originals".


In December of 2012 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin were awarded at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors. The evening's high point featured legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart performing the Led Zeppelin anthem Stairway to Heaven with Jason Bonham joining them on drums.


In the Summer of 2013 JBLZE joined forces with Heart for the Heartbreaker Tour celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin. After both bands powered through Zeppelin classics they joined to recreate the Kennedy Center Honors performance of Stairway to Heaven.


After the Heartbreaker Tour James began working on the first of five pencil drawings called The Led Zeppelin Series. In the series James planned 5 hyper-detailed pencil studies capturing the nature of the members of Led Zeppelin rendered photo-realistically in pencil. Signed prints are available at JamesDylanOfficial.com


In June of 2017 JBLZE joined Foreigner and Cheap Trick to celebrate Foreigner's 40th anniversary. The 2017 JBLZE Winter Tour was marked by the addition of guitarist Jimmy Sakurai to the lineup.


In May of 2018 JBLZE toured Australia and New Zealand and returned to the States in June to join Foreigner and Whitesnake for the Jukebox Heroes Tour. JBLZE closed out 2018 with a winter tour of North America.


By the Summer of 2019 JBLZE were playing their largest shows to date including Madison Square Garden and the LA Forum. In July the band performed to a staggering 60 thousand fans in Quebec.


In 2020 JBLZE launches their Ten Years Gone Tour celebrating the band's 10th year touring.