Four-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum musician Boney James continues on his Honestly Tour 2019 with a stop on Nov 10 for the Zoo Miami/Miami Smooth Jazz Fest.
Having already played over 90 dates since the record’s release, the dynamic saxophonist has added additional dates for May through November. The genre-blurring artist continues to ride the waves made by his latest album, Honestly.
James’ 16th release dominated the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart 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 No. 22, a rare feat for an instrumental artist.
The album also has had great success at Radio. A Top 20 Urban AC crossover, the title track Honestly featuring Avery*Sunshine, plus three consecutive No. 1 singles at Smooth AC ; Tick Tock, On The Prowl and Up All Night.
Since his 1992 debut as a solo artist 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 futuresoul and the Grammy-nominated The Beat before it, James is making some of the most stellar, wholly realized music of his career.
“We are living in interesting times,” James said. “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.”