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Boney James returns with Detour CD

Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James released his new single “Bring It Back” today, featuring critically acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow. The track is available today via all streaming services and marks the first release from James’ forthcoming 18th studio album,Detour, out September 23rd on Concord Records. 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 5-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 28th. For further information on the tour, dates, and on-sale info please visit

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.

Boney James’ new single “Bring It Back” is out today across all streaming platforms. Listen to the track HERE. James’ forthcoming studio album Detour will release September 23rd on Concord Records and is available for pre-order HERE. Detour will be released on vinyl on January 13, 2023. This will mark the first time in Boney James’ career that he will release an album on vinyl.

Detour Track Listing

1. Detour

2. Bring It Back Featuring Dontae Winslow

3. Sway

4. Memphis

5. Tribute

6. Coastin’ Featuring Lalah Hathaway

7. The Loop

8. Northern Lights

9. Intention

10. Blur

Boney James Tour Dates

Fri, JUL 15 - Greater Hartford Festival Of Jazz - Hartford, CT

Wed, JUL 20 - The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre - Detroit, MI

Thu, JUL 21 - Rose Music Center at The Heights - Huber Heights, OH

Fri, JUL 22 - Akron Civic Theatre - Akron, OH

Sat, JUL 23 - Jazz And Rib Fest - Columbus, OH

Thu, AUG 11 - Brandon Amphitheater - Brandon, MS

Sun, AUG 28 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA

Sat, SEP 3 - Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition 2022 - Pensacola, FL

Sun, SEP 4 - Riverfront Jazz Festival - Dallas, TX

Sat, SEP 17 - The Factory - Chesterfield, MO

Sun, SEP 18 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN

Fri, OCT 14 - Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE

Thu, OCT 27 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL

Sun, NOV 6 - Cancun Jazz Fest - Cancún, Mexico

Fri, NOV 11 - Jazz Legacy Foundation Fest - Hampton, VA

Thu, NOV 17 – Birchmere - Alexandria, VA

Fri, NOV 18 - Rams Head Early Show - Annapolis, MD

Fri, NOV 18 - Rams Head Late Show - Annapolis, MD

Sun, JAN 15, 2023 - Punta Cana Jazz Festival - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Mon, JAN 23, 2023 - Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 - Miami Gardens, FL

Mon, JAN 30, 2023 - Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 - Miami Gardens, FL

Sat, FEB 18, 2023 - The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts – Carmel, IN

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