Four-time GRAMMY-Nominee Releases two New Singles, Announces New Tour Dates
March 14, 2018 – Genre-blurring artist Boney James continues to make waves with his latest album, Honestly. Currently the record, his 16th release, sits at #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart after dominating the #1 spot for four weeks. In addition to topping the Billboard Jazz Albums Charts, Honestly also was a career high Billboard Current Albums Chart debut for James landing at #22, a rare feat for an instrumentalist.
Going for adds March 19 at UAC Radio is the Eric Roberson feature “If I Can’t Hold You”. This is the second Urban Adult track from the new record following the Top 20 success of the title track Honestly featuring Avery Sunshine.
“On The Prowl”, the album’s second instrumental single, has surged into the top 5 on both the Billboard Smooth Jazz and Media base Smooth AC Charts after just 3 weeks. Following the #1 “Tick Tock”, this is another home run for the four-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.
James has also announced the first onsales of his 2018 Honestly Tour dates, including headlining performances at Detroit’s Chene Park, Capital Jazz Fest and the iconic Hollywood Bowl. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Honestly followed future soul, James’ 2015 release, which spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. The new album marks his 25th anniversary as a solo artist.
Over the years, James has racked up sales of more than three million records, four RIAA gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and now 11 CDs atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009, Billboard named him one of the top three Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.
With Honestly, as with future soul and the GRAMMY-nominated The Beat before it, James is making some of the most stellar, wholly realized music of his career. “I’ve just grown up, personally and musically,” he says. “We are living in interesting times. The one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes feelings. I’m doing what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”
Boney James – 2018 Tour Dates:
Mar 10 Smooth Jazz Cruise 2 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 23 Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Mar 24 Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Apr 05 Buffalo State PAC – Buffalo, NY
Apr 06 Scottish Rite Auditorium – Collingswood, NJ
Apr 07 Berks Jazz Fest – Santander PAC – Reading, PA
Apr 08 Carpenter Theatre – Richmond, VA
Apr 11 Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
Apr 12 Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ
Apr 13 Lyman Center – New Haven, CT
Apr 22 Seabreeze Jazz Fest – Panama City Beach, FL
May 26 Music City Jazz Fest – Nashville, TN
June 2 Capital Jazz Fest – Columbia, MD
Jul 18 Chine Park – Detroit, MI
Jul 21 Gateway Jazz Fest – (St Louis) Chesterfield, MO
Aug 10 Wolf Creek Amphitheater- Atlanta, GA
Aug 19 Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
Aug 24 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Fest – Norfolk, VA
Sep 01 Gulf Coast Summer Fest – Pensacola, FL
Sep 02 Gaillard Center/Low Country Jazz Fest – Charleston, SC
Sep 08 The Hangar At McClellan- Sacramento, CA
Oct 04 Cancun Jazz Fest – Cancun, Mexico
Nov 04 Los Cabos Jazz Experience – Los Cabos Municipality, Mexico