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Boney James

Influential jazz musician performs.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8 p.m.

Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $31 - $64

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Jazz

Description:

Considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of his generation, Boney James brings his signature soulful grooves to the Granada Theatre this fall for an evening of contemporary jazz brilliance. James is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a Soul Train Award winner for Best Jazz Album. He has also been honored with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Jazz Album. He has four RIAA Certified Gold Records (500,000 copies sold), his legion of fans have scooped up over 3 million copies of his twelve recordings, nine of his recordings reached #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and two have reached the Top 10 on the R&B Albums Chart. His most recent recording, Contact, spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. James is also renowned for his compelling live performances. According to the Boston Globe: "Let's make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. . . his music is muscular and gritty, whereas most smooth jazz has all the texture and complexity of a cue ball.... James swaggered across the stage like a blacktop hero draining treys on an overmatched opponent. He even weaved his way through the audience, never missing a beat and all but daring the crowd not to have a good time."

Phone: 805-899-2222

Event posted Oct. 31, 2012
Last updated Oct. 31, 2012

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