James Durbin

James Durbin

American Idol Finalist

JAMES DURBIN is a Singer, Songwriter & Artist from Santa Cruz, California now residing in Nashville, TN with his wife, 2 kids & 2 rescue cats. He finished in 4th place on Season 10 of American Idol. Since 2017 Durbin has held the place as Lead Singer of ’80’s Heavy Metal band QUIET RIOT. Living and working with high-functioning Autism as well as Tourette Syndrome, Durbin is an advocate & role model for individuals living & working with disabilities themselves. James continues his outreach having worked with organizations such as WWE, Autism Society of America, Autism Speaks, Autism Works Now, Tourette Syndrome Association & Ms Temple Grandin, PhD.


CANCELLED- KEYNOTE 2: Conversations with James Durbin – An American Idol

Grand Ballroom

This session has been cancelled   James Durbin, joins us on stage for an informal chat about being on American Idol and living his dream with autism and Tourette’s. Join us in this relaxed conversation with James to find out what was his greatest influences and how he managed to take the steps to be […]

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Durbin and the Triple-A Affect: Autism, Art, and Anti-bullying

Salon II

#B2-1  Durbin and the Triple-A Affect: Autism, Art, and Anti-bullying   This presentation addresses how the arts contribute to an improved quality of life for those with autism. It includes a discussion of the “Artists and Autism Series” a collaborative project of FSU CARD and VSA Florida that has produced exhibitions, art classes, music clinics, […]

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