NEW ALBUM FROM MULTI-PLATINUM SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES DEBUTS #1 ON
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. His first single “Contact” was the #1 most added and is currently at #2 on BDS Smooth Jazz Chart. His first Urban AC single “When I Had The Chance” featuring LeToya Luckett, is currently #25 on the Urban radio charts and climbing.
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.”
Boney is currently in the midst of a whirlwind tour of concert and promotional appearances. In addition to his year-long tour, 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 peformed his single “When I Had The Chance” on the Mo’nique show (airdate TBA) with LeToya Luckett. He is currently criss-crossing the country for local TV and radio performances and tour dates.
Boney Tour Dates (more to be announced):
4/14 Panama City Beach, FL Pier Park Amphitheatre
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