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Boney James

A solid saxophonist whose style falls on the R&B-ish and pop side of jazz, Boney James (who is heavily influenced by Grover Washington Jr.) 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. 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. James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day in 1985 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 would have to be called Boney James. The popular saxophonist made his debut as a leader with Trust in 1992 (Spindletop) and then in 1994 was signed by Warner Bros., where he recorded 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. Send One Your Love followed in 2009. In 2010, 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. James recuperated, and in 2011 he released Contact, an album whose title refers to the profound effect the accident had on his life and career. James re-signed with Concord in 2012. In the early spring of 2013, 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. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Track List: Batucada (The Beat) (Single)

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Track List: Maker Of Love (Single)

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

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I LOVE THIS CUT !!!
James I really enjoy all of your music so soothing can't wait for more. The Spoonster
His style is a gift to us all!
Love this mans music
Love Boney James. Always puts me in a great mood!
Great music for a rainy Monday.
We are waiting on you at the Fraze BJ a glass of wine you and that sax will make a plesent evening.
I love this, always make me feel good
How's. Sweet. Pea? Long. Time. No
See. Cup. Cake. Tell. Me. You. Have
Missed. Me. Tell. OZ. I. Said hello
Later
When it comes to smooth jazz boney james is just perfect
express536
Boney is the MAN .SMOOOOOOOOO O O O O O O O T H .
From the "trust" cd to seduction to beat, and numerous projects with Paul Brown,Rex Rideout,Pete r White;Bob James,what a tremendous career Mr James have carved out for himself over the years. Keep blowing that SAX meeeister James!!!!!!! .
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Contact. This. Is Smooth. Anytime
One. Guess. Bonny. James
Now. That. Was. Sweet. Pea. One. Of
Our. DJ's. On. SAX. Everything
Matters. By. Boney
Brian culberson
Brian culberson
One of my favorite dude's,white hot sax.
Are. You. With. Me. Sweet. Pea ? Let's
Take. Take. Off. I'Ve. Had. A. Bad
Day. Can't. Get. To. My. I cons
Sweet. Pea. Are. You. By my. Side?
If so thank you. Be good
My main man.
Wow relaxes me........Ty . boney
1st Heard this dude 1997 at an open air summer jerz concert in NYC organized by wqcd 101.9 After a stupendous performance do you know what mr.Oppenheim said, "I bet y'all thought a white boy couldn't blow a sax like that ahh"He was cracking every fan up with his witty sense of humor. Knew this dude was the real deal. Later saw him at the Bass Performance Hall 09/11/2001 the morning of the WTC bombing. Crazeeee performance. From Trust to Contact to Beat and numerous projects with Rex Rideout ,B
Hi Boney thanks for sharing your smooth sound
From James to another james I'm a fan. Do your thang.
My favorite jazz artist.
zakaryavila
will see you tomorrow night at san manuel san Bernardino sara
My favorite artist of all time!!! Play that funky music wb! Miss not seeing you every year in KC, what's that about?
Smooth voice!
I like very much!!!
Love Love Love this gifted artist his sense of style and variety had the opportunity to grace his presence in concert in Texas he's awesome
Play on brotha. Great music. Very, very smooth.
one of the very best love his music and style,Las Vegas
Boney you have your special style. Saw you in Illinois awhile ago. You are amazing!!!!
...you can tell its Boney.....hi s own style....... . p l a y on,Boney.... . . . .
I have 7 albums he is truly one of the best
Boney is the MAN!
1365378390
That. Snap shot. Only. You. My. Sweet
Pea. There. Will. Never. Be another
You, not. For. Me . The. One. And
Only.
Can't wait to see you in Dallas on valentines day
MY! S**t!
Happy New Year Boney!!! Keep rockin brother...
1365378390
Hi. Cup. Cake . I. Love. That
Snap. Shot . Only. You. ( Sweet. Pea )
1365378390
Marry. Christmas. Boney. My number
One. Guy my. Sweet. Pea
Brother has a nice style. Real smooth.. ;-)
shantell2620 0 0
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
butlerc834
Been a fan since age 12. Now I'm 30! Boney never gets old. Keep it smooth BONEY :)
saxman131
Boney,
Youdaman!
Sooooooooooo o o CHILL!
Beautiful playa.....Sa w him live with the Ex Wife in San Antonio..... . T h e best!!!!
Give that man his props there's no one better his repeated performances oh good music
shasha9632
You Don't Have to Go Home has got to be the sexiest, most sensual song I have ever heard. It takes you to a place of sensuality that is unreal. Love this song. Love Boney James. But I absolutely adore this song.
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