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|
|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.
He studied history at UCLA. After graduating, he went on to join Morris Day's band.
He has collaborated with
He married Lily Mariye in 1985.
His music has been compared to that of Kenny G's.
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- Smooth jazz saxophonists
- Concord Records artists
- 21st-century saxophonists
- American jazz saxophonists