*Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy® nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, now has the #1 record on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, #14 album on the Billboard R&B Chart and #53 on Billboard Top 200 Chart.

This is James ninth #1 Contemporary Jazz album.  Contact released on March 29, 2011 on Verve Records boasts high-profile vocal guest appearances from Grammy® and Tony® Award winner Heather Headley; platinum-selling singer and former member of Destiny’s Child, LeToya Luckett; and R&B superstars Mario and Donnell Jones.

His first single “Contact” was the #1 most added and is currently at #2 on BDS Smooth Jazz Chart. His first Urban AC single “When I Had The Chance” featuring LeToya Luckett, is currently #25 on the Urban radio charts and climbing.

The musician’s legion of fans have scooped up over 3 million copies of his twelve albums. And though notable music critics consider him one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation and Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade,” James prefers to not be labeled, saying, “I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them.”

Boney is currently in the midst of a whirlwind tour of concert and promotional appearances. In addition to his year-long tour, Boney performed the opening number on the recent NAACP Awards live broadcast on FOX along with Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson-Peete. James then performed on the George Lopez show. He also peformed his single “When I Had The Chance”  on the Mo’nique show (airdate TBA) with LeToya Luckett.  He is currently criss-crossing the country for local TV and radio performances and tour dates.


Boney James Tour Dates (more to be announced):


4/14     Panama City Beach, FL                       Pier Park Amphitheatre

4/15     Buffalo, NY                                          Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

4/16     Cleveland, OH                                    Playhouse Square Center

4/29     Newark, OH                                         Midland Theatre

4/30     Niswonger Performing Arts Center       Van Wert, OH

5/7       Elkhart Lake, WI                                   Jazz on the Vine

5/21     High Point, NC                                     High Point Theatre

5/27     Austin, TX                                             One World Theatre

5/28     Jacksonville, FL                                    Jacksonville Jazz Fest

6/3       Indianapolis, IN                                   Murat Theater

6/4       Washington DC                                   Capitol Jazz Fest

6/5       Hoover, AL                                          Preserve Jazz Fest

6/18     Temecula, CA                                      Thornton Winery

6/24     Hampton, VA                                      Hampton Jazz Fest

6/25     Augusta, GA                                        Bell Auditorium

7/16     San Dimas, CA                                        Jazz Fest West

7/23     Oakland, CA                                      The Dunsmuir

7/30     Country Club Hills, IL                            Country Club Hills Amphitheatre

9/3       N. Charleston, SC                                North Charleston Performing Arts Center

9/10     Sacramento, CA                                 Radisson Outdoor Grove




Sujata Murthy
Senior Vice-President, Public Relations
Universal Music Enterprises/Verve Music Group
2220 Colorado Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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