Boney James

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth September 1, 1961
Place of Birth Lowell, Massachusetts
Age 59 years old
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Boney James is an American saxophonist, songwriter, and record producer. Boney James is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a Soul Train Award winner. He has also been honored with two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Jazz Album. James has sold over three million albums, and has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. In 2009, Billboard magazine named James one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade. According to the Boston Globe: "Let's make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. Yeah, he is often grouped with people like Kenny G and Najee, but his music is muscular and gritty, whereas most smooth jazz has all the texture and complexity of a cue ball...James swaggered across the stage like a blacktop hero draining treys on an overmatched opponent. He even weaved his way through the audience, never missing a beat and all but daring the crowd not to have a good time."

Birth name: James Oppenheim
Born: Sept 1, 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, contemporary jazz, R&B
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Saxophone
Years active: 1970s–present
Labels: Concord
Website: Boney James's Official site
Youtube: Boney James's Youtube channel
IMDb: Boney James's IMDb
Spotify: Boney James's Spotify
iTunes: Boney James's iTunes

About Boney James

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and songwriter who has been on the Billboard music charts numerous times.

Before Fame

He studied history at UCLA. After graduating, he went on to join Morris Day's band.

Achievement

He has collaborated with Faith Evans.

Family Life

He married Lily Mariye in 1985.

Associations

His music has been compared to that of Kenny G's.

Information related to Boney James

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  • Concord Records artists
  • 21st-century saxophonists
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Latest information about Boney James updated on January 25, 2021.

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