Boney James: Biography

Boney with Marsha Ambrosius at the Soul Train Awards:


SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES NOMINATED FOR
SOUL TRAIN AWARD
Boney to perform on the show
Earns career 20th #1 on the Billboard chart

Multi-platinum saxophonist Boney James’ album Contact has been nominated for a Soul Train Music award in the Contemporary Jazz category.  In addition to the nomination, Boney will also be participating with other high profile artists in a Gladys Knight and Earth Wind & Fire Tribute.  This year’s show will tape in Atlanta on November 17, but will air in simulcast on both Centric and BET on November 27 at 9pm/8c.

Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy® nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, also received his ninth #1 Contemporary Jazz album with Contact released on March 29, 2011 on Verve Records.  Currently, Boney is enjoying a #1 single with the song “Spin,” his twentieth single to hit No.1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart.

Contact boasts high-profile vocal guest appearances from Grammy® and Tony® Award winner Heather Headley; platinum-selling singer and former member of Destiny’s Child, LeToya Luckett; and R&B superstars Mario and Donnell Jones. 

The musician’s legion of fans have scooped up over 3 million copies of his twelve albums. And though notable music critics consider him one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation and Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade,” James prefers to not be labeled, saying, “I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them.”

Earlier this year, Boney performed the opening number on the recent NAACP Awards live broadcast on FOX along with Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson-Peete. James then performed on the George Lopez show. He also performed his single “When I Had The Chance” on the Mo’nique show with LeToyaLuckett.  He is currently criss-crossing the country for local TV and radio performances and tour dates.


BONEY JAMES "SPIN" GOES TO #1 ON BILLBOARD'S SMOOTH JAZZ AIRPLAY CHART!

"Spin" is the second single to attain #1 in Billboard from Boney's New CD CONTACT!


BONEY INTERVIEW!

Boney talks with YouKnowIGotSoul .com about working with Donell Jones, Mario, LeToya, Heather Headley and “reaching across boundaries” to make “Contact".

THE INTERVIEW


MISSED BONEY & LETOYA ON THE MO'NIQUE SHOW?
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NEW ALBUM FROM MULTI-PLATINUM SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES DEBUTS #1 ON BILLBOARD JAZZ CHART- TOP 15 R&B!  

Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy® nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, now has the #1 record on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, #14 album on the Billboard R&B Chart and #53 on Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is James ninth #1 Contemporary Jazz album.  Contact released on March 29, 2011 on Verve Records boasts high-profile vocal guest appearances from Grammy® and Tony® Award winner Heather Headley; platinum-selling singer and former member of Destiny’s Child, LeToya Luckett; and R&B superstars Mario and Donnell Jones.  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

 


CALL & REQUEST "WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE"!
Boney's new single "When I Had the Chance" featuring LeToya Luckett, was radio's #2 most added song today! If you'd like to call and request the song, click the link to find a station in your area. # FIND A RADIO STATION IN YOUR AREA


CHECK OUT SOME NEW BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS FROM THE MAKING OF "CONTACT'

# LAUNCH VIDEOS


BONEY ADDS MORE GUEST STARS TO HIS UPCOMING CD!
Boney is currently putting the finishing touches on his new CD which now also includes guest spots from vocal stars Donell Jones and Heather Headley! The CD is called "CONTACT" and is scheduled to be released in late March '11.


LETOYA LUCKETT RECORDS WITH BONEYJAMES
Platinum selling R&B Star LeToya, formerly with Destiny's Child, just finished recording a new song with Boney for his upcoming album due out next Spring. The song is called "When I Had The Chance" (co written by Boney, Tim Carmon and Lily!) LeTOYA'S WEBSITE


BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BONEY JAMES
Check out a "Behind the Scenes" video shot by Boney's wife, filmmaker Lily Mariye. VIDEO


BONEY JAMES TO RETURN TO THE ROAD FOR FIRST TIME AFTER RECOVERY FROM MAY 15 CAR ACCIDENT
Just six weeks after being hit by a drunk driver in a fiery freeway crash, saxophonist-songwriter BONEY JAMES will return to the concert stage for a string of U.S. dates starting July 3 in Northern California. READ MORE