It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Boney James

A solid saxophonist whose style falls on the R&B-ish and pop side of jazz, Boney James (who is heavily influenced by Grover Washington Jr.) is a consistent best-seller who can always be relied upon to put on a colorful live show. Born James Oppenheim, he grew up in New Rochelle, New York. The future Boney James studied clarinet when he was eight, switching to saxophone two years later. When he was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles. James was soon playing in a fusion band (Line One) that was strong enough to open for Flora Purim and the Yellowjackets. After a year attending UC Berkeley, he transferred to UCLA so he could continue playing with the band. He earned a degree in history but became a full-time musician after graduation, doubling on keyboards. James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day in 1985 and eventually convinced Day that he should be playing saxophone instead. He spent four years with Day and became an in-demand guest musician on tenor, alto, soprano, and flute, playing with Randy Crawford, Sheena Easton, the Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, and others.

He picked up his nickname while on tour with Crawford. After mentioning to a keyboardist that he was running out of food money, the musician replied that if he ate any less, he would have to be called Boney James. The popular saxophonist made his debut as a leader with Trust in 1992 (Spindletop) and then in 1994 was signed by Warner Bros., where he recorded dates including Backbone, Seduction, Boney's Funky Christmas, Sweet Thing, Shake It Up, Ride, and Pure. In 2006, Boney made the move to Concord Records and released Shine. Send One Your Love followed in 2009. In 2010, while driving home after an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, James was rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident totaled James' car and left him with a fractured jaw and two missing teeth -- injuries that could have ended his playing career. James recuperated, and in 2011 he released Contact, an album whose title refers to the profound effect the accident had on his life and career. James re-signed with Concord in 2012. In the early spring of 2013, he released The Beat, an album that combined his love of R&B and Latin music. The set included guest appearances from Raheem DeVaughn and Floacist. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Batucada (The Beat) (Single)

x

Track List: Maker Of Love (Single)

x

Track List: When I Had The Chance (Radio Single)

Comments

seabreezeasi a
Always a fan!
I just lost a good,good friend,he turn me on to Boney James, R.I.P. Mr. Carl Hingleton,Go d Bless You Brother.
Boney high five keep doing what you doing
Walter beasley
Phrell Williams - "Happy"
I'm bad when I listen to Boney, and I like it!
a glass of wine please,to help compliment my man,Mr.James .
jazzmesese88
Thats quite a story how he got the name boney James, hes definitely one of my favorites.
I can listen to Boney James all day. I love this man
y_hauer7
ON POINT!!!
melda.tate
I've enjoyed listening to Boney James' music for years. He is a soulful player. Whatever he does is always on the money.
I could listen to him play all day. Simply the best !!!
The Best
this is just smooth jazz at best
re1973
Hits the spot!
Love his music
willoden5
will o just love the flow
SOOTHING!
If you think he sounds good now, wait til you see him in person. Loved his performance!
Just love himmmmm, so so soulful!! My man of the hour!! Come into my heart!! My man!!!!<3<3< 3 : - * ; - ) : - )
Laying out to the Smooth Influence of Heavenly Melodies. . No Words needed. . Just Sounds of Smoothness!! ! !
Play BJ smooth sexy
so boney excellent!!!
So sensual.
Can't complain absolutely beautiful
So smooth - love you Boney!!!
Dood you sound like a boss cuz you are one
sounds good to me
tomman30
another Boney Jam....so smooth...and sensual
I love this man's style....so cool!
This cut is bad as hell...love me some Boney James!!!!!
Lara fabian sings like a angel
Marx fabian broken vow
Lara fabian. Is there ladt
You are a bad man . very smooth
I love jazz and listing to Boney James you go into a different atmospherei can listing to him 24/7
Your music is creative, innovative, and totally ingrosive ; I love your work and feel blessed to enjoy it.
Very nice!
janis1992
See what I'm sayin, it's not that hard to understand!
timjo6160
Boney James music moves me like no other Been listening to smooth jazz for 30 yrs now No one like him Thank God for his sound!
Sexy sax:)
My main man.
Gonna fall asleep to some smooth jazz. And an ambien. Nite all. Peace be with you
So real
missing you.......oo o o o h
sexy tune!
oh but YES!
This jam rocks:)
Love this song:)
Bpney, I have been a fan for a long time..Memori a l Day 2014 Amen~~
janis1992
Boney, Boney all Memorial Day 2014weekend. Thank You, Pandora!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[65, 88, 78, 81, 109, 91, 123, 90, 88, 100, 75, 84, 109, 112, 71, 117, 72, 91, 113, 127, 82, 93, 104, 67, 100, 96, 73, 113, 67, 88, 117, 73, 113, 69, 100, 97, 79, 99, 93, 72, 78, 104, 70, 94, 90, 64, 64, 72, 118, 64, 111, 84, 74, 97, 105, 80, 84, 121, 88, 125, 111, 70, 92, 68, 64, 68, 95, 81, 100, 86, 96, 73, 101, 120, 93, 88, 106, 93, 91, 106, 121, 103, 76, 100, 105, 118, 127, 100, 114, 80, 64, 106, 81, 87, 69, 100, 97, 75, 68, 95, 76, 103, 107, 70, 85, 74, 80, 67, 116, 87, 96, 119, 76, 98, 75, 72, 68, 103, 124, 122, 125, 88, 116, 120, 89, 111, 105, 70, 89, 100, 122, 77, 91, 77, 95, 77, 109, 118, 113, 75, 99, 95, 83, 86, 71, 68, 119, 91, 110, 118, 115, 74, 87, 113, 66, 98, 86, 95, 101, 94, 106, 90, 89, 90, 74, 125, 107, 77, 117, 105, 65, 73, 72, 84, 108, 90, 79, 66, 122, 108, 74, 65, 87, 82, 92, 102, 77, 78, 86, 111, 126, 82, 82, 114, 98, 99, 126, 93, 115, 81, 119, 78, 77, 69, 68, 119, 102, 115, 117, 114, 66, 109, 89, 127, 118, 104, 93, 104, 80, 89, 115, 101, 76, 119, 71, 91, 68, 68, 90, 107, 113, 81, 126, 84, 96, 115, 68, 108, 88, 107, 83, 86, 124, 122, 73, 109, 69, 116, 119, 74, 77, 96, 115, 113, 126, 107, 70, 117, 100, 100, 93, 102, 109, 65, 127, 112, 120, 115, 84, 116, 95, 127, 89, 126, 91, 76, 119, 92, 72, 118, 75, 113, 67, 101, 101, 81, 126, 92, 97, 70, 98, 69, 69, 91, 103, 111, 125, 122, 71, 69, 65, 108, 83, 126, 94, 123, 119, 72, 121, 106, 73, 112, 90, 65, 84, 116, 72, 91, 112, 95, 93, 67, 99, 116, 81, 64, 90, 106, 77, 68, 64, 68, 90, 64, 78, 65, 90, 109, 125, 69, 84, 97, 116, 95, 126, 76, 111, 101, 110, 64, 90, 125, 83, 78, 98, 68, 118, 113, 117, 110, 98, 75, 109, 85, 116, 110, 125, 111, 107, 82, 112, 93, 70, 64, 112, 89, 66, 111, 105, 89, 111, 116, 88, 76, 92, 71, 117, 112, 118, 120, 108, 96, 106, 107, 75, 92, 87, 118, 71, 89, 125, 66, 120, 65, 112, 99, 107, 120, 95, 120, 90, 84, 81, 81, 70, 121, 64, 80, 107, 120, 117, 122, 121, 78, 122, 98, 123, 102, 107, 91, 117, 93, 66, 101, 82, 89, 86, 97, 101, 110, 85, 127, 111, 88, 71, 93, 107, 109, 123, 99, 81, 112, 101, 103, 126, 121, 86, 90, 112, 90, 75, 82, 120, 102, 73, 78, 125, 89, 73, 124, 97, 89, 101, 125, 122, 92, 93, 72, 98, 82, 117, 91, 84, 75, 117, 95, 78, 109, 113, 70, 118, 91, 92, 64, 110, 116, 99, 94, 78, 114, 88, 84, 97, 81, 109, 91, 120, 123, 67, 86, 70, 124]