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Boney James

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Boney James, (born James Oppenheim, September 1, 1961 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is a saxophonist, songwriter and producer who popularized urban jazz (an updated version of contemporary jazz that contains elements of R&B and hip-hop). He is one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, with sales totaling over 3 million records.

Boney James is a three-time Grammy Award nominee (Best Pop Instrumental Album, 2001 and 2004, and Best Traditional R&B Performance, 2009 ) and a Soul Train Award winner (Best Jazz Album). He has also been honored with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Jazz Album. He has accumulated four RIAA certified Gold records. His current and twelfth CD, Send One Your Love, spent 8 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Boney James started his teen years in New Rochelle, New York, as a Motown fan, which has contributed to his “musical influence and soulful R&B style.” This R&B influence was strengthened by seven years of touring and sessions as a sideman with artists like the Isley Brothers and Morris Day.
In addition to the Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance, in 2009 Billboard ranked him the #1 “Hot Smooth Jazz Artist” as well as the #2 “Top Contemporary Jazz Artist.” Send One Your Love was Top 5 on the “Top Contemporary Jazz Album” chart for 50 weeks and was ranked #2 for that chart overall for 2009. He was also the #3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade.

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  • Stilf

    ;-)))

    18 Apr 2:15pm Reply
  • switchfoot2012

    I love smoooooooooooth jazz

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Geresto

    Хорошая приятная музыка

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • FunkadelicMover

    His music make you feel like your in heaven :)

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheJazzCafe

    Boney James a favorite from the beginning. Still love all the music!

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • gendervariant

    Shine is such an awesome album, I have to listen to more of his work.

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Roc_Melo

    Silent Night <3

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lovelylilies

    Love this track.

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ojerrejo

    yes yes yes amazing...

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • BackNDaDay90

    When I Had the Chance (Feat. LeToya) <3

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • TonyTheTigger

    Wow! I just saw Boney last night, in Buffalo, NY. He concerts are a blast. He came into the audience and was dancing with the women with isle seats, while playing the sax. Last time I saw him, in Tampa, FL, he was playing while standing on the arm rests of the seats! Played a lot of "classic" Boney, and a couple of songs from Contact. Fantastic Night. Thanks Boney.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bootsiset

    Boney james is the man. Last FM we need all of Boney's music on this site.

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jrome86

    Gotta love Boney James!!

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Shazz11

    mmmmmh................ he has covered Touch by John Klemmer.......so enjoyed to listen it again....

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Assedor

    The cloudless landscape is pulling as an azure behind a brush of my reminiscence … created by your music...

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Assedor

    Warm wishes from cold Berlin. Your melodies remind of warm summer and feelings, which for ever with me...

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    BONEY JAMES! YOU'RE THE BESTEST!

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • SimoneBerlioz

    i like you duo feat debi nova.

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • harry_lee

    very good! Boney!

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TonyTheTigger

    Boney has been nominated for the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards - Brass/Woodwind Artist of the Year and Send One Your Love for Album of the Year. You can vote for your favorite. Send One Your Love is Great!

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
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