JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES ANNOUNCES 18th STUDIO ALBUM DETOUR OUT SEPTEMBER 23 VIA CONCORD RECORDS
FIRST SINGLE BRING IT BACK OUT ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES TODAY FEATURING ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AND TRUMPETER DONTAE WINSLOW LISTEN HERE
SUMMER AND FALL U.S. TOUR DATES INCLUDE UPCOMING AUGUST 28 HEADLINE SHOW AT THE LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD BOWL ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW – MORE INFO HERE
TORONTO, ON – July 15, 2022 – Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player, Boney James, releases his new single, Bring It Back, today, featuring critically-acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow. The track is available now on all streaming services and marks the first release from James’ forthcoming 18th studio album, Detour, out September 23 on Concord Records. Listen to Bring It Back here and pre-order the album here. Detour will be released on vinyl on January 13, 2023, marking the first time in Boney James’ career that he will release an album in the format.
The new 10-song collection is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Solid, James’ highest charting release ever on the pop charts, peaking in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.
Also featuring vocals from five-time Grammy winner, Lalah Hathway, Detour was recorded largely at Boney’s L.A. home studio (live drums and percussion were tracked at venerable Sunset Sound). The album was produced by Boney with co-production from in-demand writer/producer, Jairus “J-Mo” Mozee (Anderson.Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton) among others. Additional musicians on the album are keyboardist, Tim Carmon (Eric Clapton), longtime drummer, Omari Williams, and bassist, Alex Al, renowned percussionist, Lenny Castro, and guitarists, Big Mike Hart and Paul Jackson Jr.
“We’ve all been on a detour these last few years,” says Boney. “This album reflects how my music and I have been affected by the times we’re in.”
James is currently on the road for select dates across the U.S. which will take him well into 2023. Promising to bring James’ iconic 30-year career to the live stage, including selections from Detour, the multi-city trek will hit a number of major markets including Detroit, Hartford, Dallas, Nashville, and Los Angeles, where he is scheduled to headline the legendary Hollywood Bowl on August 28. For further information on the tour, dates, and on-sale info please visit boneyjames.com.
During his 30-year career, Boney James has released a staggering 18 studio albums – including a pair of Christmas records, with 1995’s Seduction, 1997’s Sweet Thing and 1999’s Body Language all RIAA certified gold. In 2015, Boney’s futuresoul spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and was the best-selling Contemporary Jazz Record of 2015. Boney has earned four Grammy nominations (“I’m not gonna lie... I’d still love a statue,” he says), two NAACP Image Award nominations and a Soul Train Award, while a dozen of his albums have landed at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart. His collaborators in the past include a Who’s Who of R&B and soul: Raheem DeVaughn, Faith Evans, George Benson, George Duke, Dwele, Al Jarreau, Philip Bailey, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Eric Benét, Dave Hollister, Stokley Williams, Kenny Lattimore and Angie Stone.
DETOUR TRACK LIST:
2. Bring It Back Featuring Dontae Winslow
6. Coastin’ Featuring Lalah Hathaway
7. The Loop
8. Northern Lights
July 15 - Greater Hartford Festival Of Jazz - Hartford, CT
July 20 - The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre - Detroit, MI
July 21 - Rose Music Center at The Heights - Huber Heights, OH
July 22 - Akron Civic Theatre - Akron, OH
July 23 - Jazz And Rib Fest - Columbus, OH
August 11 - Brandon Amphitheater - Brandon, MS
August 28 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
September 3 - Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition 2022 - Pensacola, FL
September 4 - Riverfront Jazz Festival - Dallas, TX
September 17 - The Factory - Chesterfield, MO
September 18 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN
October 14 - Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE
October 27 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
November 6 - Cancun Jazz Fest - Cancún, Mexico
November 11 - Jazz Legacy Foundation Fest - Hampton, VA
November 17 – Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
November 18 - Rams Head Early Show - Annapolis, MD
November 18 - Rams Head Late Show - Annapolis, MD
January 15 - Punta Cana Jazz Festival - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
January 23 - Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 - Miami Gardens, FL
January 30 - Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 - Miami Gardens, FL
February 18 - The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts – Carmel, IN