Boney James brings it back with a detour

Sax player Boney James‘ new single “Bring It Back” features critically acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow.

The track 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 five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathway, Detour was recorded largely at his home studio in LA.

“We’ve all been on a detour these last few years,” says James. “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.

“What drives me is my love of making music and my desire for people to hear what I’ve made,” he says. “I still love the communal aspect of playing live,” says James. “There’s nothing else like it.”

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