It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Boney James

A solid saxophonist whose style falls on the R&B and pop side of jazz, Boney James is a consistent best-seller who can always be relied upon to put on a colorful live show. Born James Oppenheim, he grew up in New Rochelle, New York. The future Boney James studied clarinet when he was eight, switching to saxophone two years later -- the instrument which began to show his heavy influence from Grover Washington, Jr. When he was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles. James was soon playing in a fusion band (Line One) that was strong enough to open for Flora Purim and the Yellowjackets. After a year attending UC Berkeley, he transferred to UCLA so he could continue playing with the band. He earned a degree in history but became a full-time musician after graduation, doubling on keyboards.

In 1985, James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day, and eventually convinced Day that he should be playing saxophone instead. He spent four years with Day and became an in-demand guest musician on tenor, alto, soprano, and flute, playing with Randy Crawford, Sheena Easton, the Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, and others. (He picked up his nickname while on tour with Crawford; after mentioning to a keyboardist that he was running out of food money, the musician replied that if he ate any less, he'd have to be called Boney James.)

The saxophonist made his debut as a leader with Trust in 1992 (Spindletop), which earned him a contract with Warner Bros. two years later. While there, he recorded many popular dates, including Backbone, Seduction, Boney's Funky Christmas, Sweet Thing, Shake It Up, Ride, and Pure. In 2006, Boney made the move to Concord Records and released Shine, then in 2009, Send One Your Love. One year later, while driving home after an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, James was rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident totaled James' car and left him with a fractured jaw and two missing teeth -- injuries that could have ended his playing career. He recuperated, however, and in 2011 he released Contact, an album whose title referred to the profound effect the accident had on his life and career.

James re-signed with Concord in 2012. One year later, he released The Beat, an album that combined his love of R&B and Latin music. The set included guest appearances from Raheem DeVaughn and Floacist. James continued to mine his own musical history and dug further back to '80s and '90s R&B, hip-hop, and his contemporary jazz roots for Futuresoul. Released in 2015, it featured a smaller core of studio players and a guest spot from trumpeter Marquis Hill. The album debuted at number one on contemporary jazz charts and by the end of the year, it hit the top spot on the standard jazz albums chart. ~ Scott Yanow
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Futuresoul

1. Drumline

2. Vinyl

3. A Little Attitude

4. Watchu Gon' Do About It?

5. Either Way (Feat. Stokley)

6. Hand In Hand

7. Fortuneteller

8. The Moment

9. Futuresoul

10. Far From Home (Feat. Marquis Hill)

x

Track List: Either Way (Single)

5. Either Way (Feat. Stokley)

x

Track List: Drumline

1. Drumline

x

Track List: A Little Attitude

1. A Little Attitude

x

Track List: The Beat

1. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

2. Sunset Boulevard

3. Missing You

4. Batucada (The Beat)

5. Maker Of Love

6. Mari's Song

7. Powerhouse

8. The Midas (This Is Why)

9. Acalento (Lullaby)

10. You Can Count On Me

x

Track List: Batucada (The Beat) (Single)

x

Track List: Maker Of Love (Single)

x

Track List: Contact

1. Contact

2. Close To You

3. Spin

4. When I Had The Chance

5. Cry

6. That Look On Your Face

7. Deep Time

8. I'm Waiting

9. There And Back

10. Everything Matters

x

Track List: Send One Your Love

1. Wanna Show U Sumthin'

2. Send One Your Love

3. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

4. Touch

5. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

6. Hold On Tight

7. I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby

8. City Of Light

9. Butter

10. I'll Be Good To You

x

Track List: Shine

1. Shine

2. The Total Experience

3. Aquas De Marco (Waters Of March)

4. Let It Go

5. In The Rain

6. Gonna Get It

7. Breathe

8. Love Song

9. Hypnotic

10. The Way She Walks

11. Dedication

12. Soft

x

Track List: Pure

x

Track List: Ride

1. Heaven

2. Grand Central

3. RPM

4. Something Inside (feat. Dave Hollister)

5. So Beautiful

6. See What I'm Sayin'?

7. All About You

8. Ride (feat. Jaheim)

9. As You Are

10. This Is The Life

11. Bonus Track

x

Track List: Body Language

1. Are You Ready? (Feat. Chelle Davis)

2. Into The Blue

3. Body Language

4. I'll Always Love You (Feat. SHAI)

5. Boneyizm

6. Lovefest

7. Bedtime Story

8. I Get Lonely

9. All Night Long (Feat. Donnell Spencer Jr.)

x

Track List: Sweet Thing

1. East Bay

2. Nothin' But Love

3. Words (Unspoken)

4. Sweet Thing

5. It's All Good (Feat. Dee Harvey)

6. After The Rain

7. Innocence

8. I Still Dream (Feat. Al Jarreau & Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont)

9. Ivory Coast

10. It's All Good (Feat. Eric Benet)

x

Track List: Seduction

1. Camouflage

2. Got It Goin' On

3. Lights Down Low

4. Seduction

5. Washington Bridge

6. Without A Doubt

7. Sara Smile

8. Second Nature

9. Ain't No Sunshine

x

Track List: When I Had The Chance (Radio Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Awesome..... . . c a n ' t ......talk.. . . . j u s t . . . . L i s t e n ..eye's closed.....a n d just listen. Makes my day.



Report as inappropriate
Love Boney James Xmas CD.
Report as inappropriate
BONEY YOU NEED TO COME BACK THE WASHINGTON DC AREA, LOVE YOUR MUSIC TO LIFE.
Report as inappropriate
LOVE THIS MAN MUSIC, I LISTEN TO IT ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT MET HIM AND DWELE SOME YEARS AGO AND TOOK A PICTURE WITH THEM STILL HAVE IT. KEEP MAKING THE GREATEST MUSIC EVER BONEY JAMES.
Report as inappropriate
I wish I could THUMBS UP a million times! :D.
Report as inappropriate
I wish I could 'thumbs up a million times! lol
Report as inappropriate
A fellow UCLA Alumni. Go Bruins - best 3 and a half years of my life, even though I didn't acknowledge it at the time; but, like many others before me, only came to know this fact a few years afterwards.. . u n f o r t u n a t e l y , that is!
Report as inappropriate
UM UM UM
Report as inappropriate
Now, that's what I am talking about. Keep it coming...
Report as inappropriate
Loving u to life feel so free n alive when u play. Keep comforting the soul butter☺
Report as inappropriate
One of the greatest jazz ( smooth jazz songs) of all times.
Report as inappropriate
Leave a comment…
Report as inappropriate
This will say everything 0 to 60
Report as inappropriate
Smooth .... Calming to my soul
Report as inappropriate
Yo! I remember this kick. Wow! Real smooth - kind to the human spirit. Blow, blow and some more.
Report as inappropriate
John Klemmer?
Report as inappropriate
...his sax speaks to me
Report as inappropriate
Lemoyne Nelson
Report as inappropriate
The man!
Report as inappropriate
A real artists :-
Report as inappropriate
Wow! :)
Report as inappropriate
SWEET & SEXY! B.J. BUTTER!
Report as inappropriate
Boney James- Deep Time- thanks.
Report as inappropriate
Such a phenomenal artist!!! Pandora, thanks also very much.
Report as inappropriate
Mr James blows a mean sax!
Report as inappropriate
great sax player, was rained out in Winter Park a couple years ago...come to denver!
Report as inappropriate
Like the jam have cd
Report as inappropriate
Boney James is a good jazz singer. This music is like two people dancing on the floor or making love.
Report as inappropriate
Boney James is the smooth operator. Love me some jazz :-)..
Report as inappropriate
~~Nothing like winding down your day with some Smooth Jazz Grooves, especially with Boney James's Hold On Tight~~Just puts your mind at ease in harmony with a smiling heart~
Report as inappropriate
This guy is killin' it yo!
Report as inappropriate
No one has ever breathed notes on a sac except for Paul Desmond (Dave Brubeck) and Boney James.
Report as inappropriate
shower down on me Boney!!!
Report as inappropriate
shower down on my Boney
Report as inappropriate
keep the faith my bro.
Report as inappropriate
walkerlojj10 0
Luv you Boney..keep up the good work
Report as inappropriate
Oooooh Boney so right and good! Keep on stepping my brother!!
Report as inappropriate
I've been a fan of Boney's for 20yrs. Boney James is 1 definition of smooth jazz!
Report as inappropriate
markstacey95
i prefer careless whisper
Report as inappropriate
Cg. Boney james. Is the man
Report as inappropriate
love me some Boney
Report as inappropriate
The man is great!
Report as inappropriate
love his musis the best
Report as inappropriate
Boney's music is the best
Report as inappropriate
That Boney James!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Boney James has introduced me to a new style, class if you will of music. It's what I listen to 95% of the time. What a journey.
Thank you for the past 10 years and the future.
Report as inappropriate
Boney puts on a powerful concert!
Report as inappropriate
you know an artist is tremendous when in attending their live concert, every song sounds as fantastic as the actual album it's from! What an extraordinar y musician this man is!
Report as inappropriate
grandmother1 9 5 6
I'be been loving his music since high school,don't want no one but you.
Report as inappropriate
His music is never the same, it changes depending on the song, Love, Love, Love his wonderful music, Thanks for great music. AC
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[86, 102, 105, 76, 124, 64, 113, 102, 67, 73, 92, 117, 124, 113, 78, 100, 64, 85, 75, 93, 66, 66, 88, 118, 97, 86, 111, 77, 86, 95, 76, 111, 103, 69, 107, 64, 71, 93, 68, 113, 101, 95, 79, 70, 106, 87, 96, 79, 109, 100, 64, 83, 91, 95, 98, 73, 73, 69, 78, 113, 98, 109, 82, 123, 118, 79, 68, 112, 83, 66, 117, 87, 75, 98, 98, 86, 93, 122, 71, 127, 117, 69, 106, 125, 86, 96, 110, 101, 75, 83, 84, 91, 67, 85, 101, 66, 117, 108, 66, 104, 80, 116, 104, 72, 65, 88, 101, 116, 113, 66, 99, 98, 122, 127, 101, 75, 121, 73, 120, 99, 124, 92, 122, 66, 97, 88, 78, 102, 126, 108, 102, 104, 117, 112, 123, 85, 108, 115, 96, 67, 98, 94, 108, 125, 73, 91, 118, 112, 84, 76, 115, 84, 69, 73, 91, 87, 101, 88, 82, 108, 74, 111, 102, 97, 75, 91, 67, 89, 91, 118, 116, 107, 79, 84, 84, 112, 66, 107, 85, 118, 87, 117, 119, 115, 104, 123, 78, 91, 65, 87, 107, 103, 85, 103, 80, 66, 74, 79, 64, 91, 64, 86, 110, 66, 80, 89, 100, 101, 116, 99, 69, 102, 125, 66, 126, 102, 126, 66, 64, 121, 87, 77, 82, 85, 66, 123, 78, 110, 96, 101, 96, 90, 70, 110, 119, 66, 115, 75, 116, 72, 89, 112, 125, 111, 115, 68, 66, 112, 92, 114, 121, 75, 100, 112, 111, 87, 106, 113, 80, 120, 65, 97, 65, 78, 67, 89, 121, 118, 91, 114, 97, 103, 124, 100, 95, 106, 87, 121, 87, 116, 112, 117, 110, 84, 73, 84, 91, 91, 106, 73, 72, 84, 92, 82, 121, 76, 72, 104, 90, 121, 70, 99, 94, 82, 125, 92, 69, 87, 116, 101, 122, 98, 123, 68, 114, 107, 93, 124, 73, 102, 99, 91, 88, 73, 103, 86, 91, 107, 86, 69, 120, 109, 104, 109, 127, 108, 74, 71, 85, 117, 92, 98, 81, 118, 78, 98, 122, 95, 96, 74, 126, 75, 117, 97, 81, 88, 70, 92, 84, 72, 102, 103, 112, 122, 125, 107, 102, 126, 111, 88, 112, 85, 110, 124, 98, 107, 102, 109, 124, 72, 102, 86, 118, 68, 101, 72, 94, 99, 75, 126, 112, 71, 91, 121, 108, 77, 100, 84, 104, 111, 86, 95, 101, 74, 74, 117, 126, 115, 124, 66, 103, 80, 119, 103, 84, 116, 75, 111, 67, 79, 81, 95, 126, 114, 69, 78, 127, 96, 118, 122, 80, 73, 104, 85, 69, 84, 110, 92, 89, 103, 68, 113, 114, 104, 95, 91, 123, 83, 99, 105, 74, 94, 113, 94, 99, 93, 84, 77, 121, 64, 105, 72, 92, 97, 89, 124, 114, 101, 120, 81, 104, 68, 88, 127, 65, 127, 105, 102, 126, 127, 100, 109, 70, 70, 84, 75, 69, 101, 83, 107, 93, 88, 103, 102, 87, 74, 83, 70, 83, 96, 94, 78, 92, 83, 80, 66, 106, 88, 95, 65, 109, 112]