*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 James Tour Dates (more to be announced):
4/14 Panama City Beach, FL Pier Park Amphitheatre
4/15 Buffalo, NY Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
4/16 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center
4/29 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
4/30 Niswonger Performing Arts Center Van Wert, OH
5/7 Elkhart Lake, WI Jazz on the Vine
5/21 High Point, NC High Point Theatre
5/27 Austin, TX One World Theatre
5/28 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Jazz Fest
6/3 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
6/4 Washington DC Capitol Jazz Fest
6/5 Hoover, AL Preserve Jazz Fest
6/18 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
6/24 Hampton, VA Hampton Jazz Fest
6/25 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium
7/16 San Dimas, CA Jazz Fest West
7/23 Oakland, CA The Dunsmuir
7/30 Country Club Hills, IL Country Club Hills Amphitheatre
9/3 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/10 Sacramento, CA Radisson Outdoor Grove
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