Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James’ new dynamic futuresoul album burst out of the gate as a career high for James. Released on May 4, 2015, futuresoul spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz & Current Jazz Albums Charts (Photo credit: Describe the Fauna).
This is Boney’s career highest total Billboard Albums debut, at #41, which is a dramatic achievement for an instrumental artist.
In addition, Boney is on tour and will be performing in Las Vegas, Nevada at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino on October 2, 2015.
James recently celebrated this extraordinary chart success with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 10th where he sat in with The Roots. James also made a national television appearance on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS back in July.
Photo credit: Describe the Fauna.
His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James. Also featured is rising-star trumpet player Marquis Hill (2014 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition) on the plaintive “Far From Home.” Other notable collabs on the record are title-cut “futuresoul,” co-written and co-produced by neo-soul mainstay Dwele, and “Drumline” and “Watchu Gon’ Do About It?” with co-writer/co-producer Jairus Mozee (Anthony Hamilton, Robin Thicke).
futuresoul is the follow-up to The Beat (2013), nominated for the GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Album, which prompted The New York Times to praise the “relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone…”
What’s in the future for futuresoul? Boney will hit the road this summer and continue touring throughout 2016.
Boney James Tour Dates
- 09/25/15 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
- 09/26/15 Atlanta, GA Wolf Creek Amphitheater
- 10/02/15 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
- 10/03/15 Sacramento, CA Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center – The Grove
- 10/17/15 Lewes, DE Cape Henlopen Auditorium-Rehoboth Beach Jazz Fest
- 10/18/15 New Albany, OH Schottenstein Theatre
- 11/13/15 Kiawah Island, SC Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Weekend of Jazz
- 11/14/15 Hampton, VA Hampton Roads Convention Center
- 12/13/15 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
- 01/10/16 Ft Lauderdale, FL SJ Cruise I
- 02/21/16 Ft Lauderdale, FL SJ Cruise II