BONEY JAMES

MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES AT THE DIAMOND CENTER.

Born in Lowell, Mass. and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Boney James became seriously interested in music in the mid ‘70s, a very vibrant and freewheeling period for popular music. By 13, James – born James Oppenheim and nicknamed “Boney” in his mid-20’s when a meager touring per diem saw him growing thinner – was jamming in basements and garages. One summer during college, he found himself sitting in with some friends at a club.

Following early pro gigs, (including sideman stints with Morris Day, the Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford and Teena Marie) James released his debut album as a leader, Trust, in 1992. Over the following 23 years James has racked up sales of more than 3 million records, four RIAA gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and 10 CD’s atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009 Billboard magazine named him the #3 Contemporary Jazz Artist Of The Decade. James continues his artistic evolution with his latest album, the dynamic futuresoul.

Saturday  | July 8
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM

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