presented by The Smooth Jazz Cruise
|Saturday, April 27, 2013|
$40 Lower Tier
Boney James' legion of fans have scooped up over 3 million copies of his twelve albums (with eight of them going to No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart) and he is considered one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named him The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade.
Even so, Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, says, "I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them."
His newest CD Contact - completely produced, arranged and co-written by James - is driven by the signature soulful grooves the world has come to expect from him, but with an added intensity. "I felt really inspired putting together the arrangements and producing the record," he says. "There are a lot of things happening right now in modern music. The title, in one sense, refers to me reaching across genres and creating music that I believe is relevant and fresh."
Boney James' last appearance at Rockwell Hall was a sell-out. Don't wait to get your tickets!