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Boney James at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Boney James at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience Four-time Grammy® nominee Jazz Saxophonist Boney James played to a sold-out house at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill located in the heart of Times Square in New York City and Luxury Experience was there to experience the magic and the tremendous energy of an audience loving every minute of the music.

 

 

 

Boney James, Omari Williams at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Boney James at B. B. King Blues Club and Grill NYC 

 

On Friday, October 20, 2017, every table at B.B King Blues Club & Grill was filled with appreciative Jazz fans to hear Boney James perform. A four-time Grammy® nominee, Boney James, joined by his band: Kendall Gilder on guitar, Smithy Smith on bass, Mark Stevens on keyboards, and Omari Williams on drums, engaged and charmed the audience.

 

Boney James, Kendall Gilder, Smithy Smith, Omari Williams, Mark Stevens at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Kendall Gilder, Omari Williams, Boney James,
Smithy Smith, Mark Stevens

 

Boney James and the band created an up-tempo pace that began with the song, Drumline off his 2015 Futuresoul release, followed by We Came To Party, a song off his 16th album, Honestly, released in September 2017, which literally got the party started. When they segued into the 1975 Hall & Oates song, Sara Smile, clearly a favorite of the audience, Boney James and the band had the audience singing along.

 

Watch the video of Sara Smile: https://youtu.be/JbYFju67VfI  

 

Next in the playlist was Let It Go off Boney James' 2006 Shine release, followed by another cut off the Honestly release, Tick Tock, which he co-wrote with Jairus Mozee. He described the next song, Vinyl, off his Futuresoul release as, back in the day when he was kid, a record was a thing that used to spin around, which was the inspiration for the name of the song. Moving back through the stacks of his musical career, he played another audience favorite with After The Rain, a cut off his 1997 Sweet Thing release.   

 

Boney James, Kendall Gilder at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience

Kendall Gilder and Boney James

 

Boney James introduced the song, On The Prowl, off the Honestly release, as one of the sexy songs on the album because the sax is a very sexy instrument, and some people say that the sax is the sexiest of all instruments, which had the audience shouting out their agreement. An engaging performer, Boney James left the stage and proceeded to play his sax while meandering through the club playing in between the rows of tables with the audience following his every move like a visual conga line, and loving the up-close and dynamic interaction.

 

Boney James, Kendall Gilder, Smithy Smith at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Kendall Gilder, Boney James, Smithy Smith

 

The band continued with the song, Contact, off his 2011 release, by the same name. Low and Slow followed, another cut off Honestly, which was exactly as the name implied and allowed the band, and the audience, to ease back down after their rousing performance of On The Prowl.  

 

Boney James at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Boney James

 

Continuing with Batucada, a Sergio Mendes song, off his 2013 The Beat release, Boney James said that when he heard the song, he wanted to play it but Boney-ize it. Latin rhythms with Omari Williams on drums and Smithy Smith providing a great bass intro helped kick this song into gear with Boney James coming in on sax, and Kendall Gilder on guitar. Another highlight of this song was the talented Omari Williams working every piece of his drum kit for a fantastically long and brilliant rollicking drum solo that rocked the house.  

 

Boney James, Smithy Smith at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Smithy Smith and Boney James

 

The band continued with the song, Contact, off his 2011 release, by the same name. Low and Slow followed, another cut off Honestly, which was exactly as the name implied and allowed the band, and the audience, to ease back down after their rousing performance of On The Prowl.

 

Omari Williams at B.B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Omari Williams

 

Watch the video of Omari Williams on drums: https://youtu.be/AhTzK0WEdlc

 

Boney James and the band took another musical detour back to his 1995 Seduction release with the song, Ain't No Sunshine, which had the audience singing along, and will be remembered for his amazing long note finish on alto sax.

 

Mark Stevens - B. B. Kings NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
Mark Stevens

 

Winding down the evening, the band segued into Sweet Thing off his 1997 release by the same name, and finished with the song, Ride, off his 2001 release by the same name.  After thundering applause, Boney James and the band returned to play, Grazin' In The Grass, off his 2000 Shake It Up release to give the audience one more to get them through the night and to hold their interest until the next time that they have an opportunity to hear this talented Jazz man and his band perform live.

 

Until next time, keep enjoying the music! 

 

(Listen to a teaser of Boney James - Honestly - track - Tick Tock: www.BoneyJames.com)   

 

For a complete list of Boney James Tour Dates, please visit the website: www.BoneyJames.com

 

A Sampling of Boney James Upcoming Tour Dates

 

October 31, 2017

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC

November 1, 2017

Carolina Theater, Greensboro, NC

November 4, 2017

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL

November 5, 2017

Hub City Jazz Fest, New Brunswick, NJ

November 18, 2017

The Foundry, Las Vegas, NV

December 31, 2017

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA

February 10, 2018

Smooth Jazz Cruise, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

March 10, 2018

Smooth Jazz Cruise 2, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

April 11, 2018

Count Basie Theatre. Red Bank, NJ

April 12, 2018

Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ

 

To read about Boney James - Honestly CD released on the Concord Music Group label., please visit: Luxury Experience - Music Scene - Review of Boney James' Honestly CD

 

A Sampling of the Upcoming Shows at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York

 

October 27, 2017

Gloria Gaynor

October 28, 2017

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks

October 31, 2017

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

November 1, 2017

Delbert McClinton

November 3, 2017

Oleta Adams

November 6, 2017

"Hello" The Ultimate Adele Experience

November 8, 2017

Freddie McGregor

November 9, 2017

The Outlaws

November 10, 2017

Morris Day & The Time

November 11, 2017

Leslie West of Mountain

November 12, 2017

Strawbs

November 14, 2017

Taylor Hicks

November 17, 2017

Spyro Gyra

November 18, 2017

Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene

November 19, 2017

Doyle Bramhall II with Althea Grace

November 26, 2017

Strictly Sinatra - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

November 30, 2017

Keiko Matsui & Euge Groove

December 2, 2017

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

December 3, 2017

Larry Carlton

December 9, 2017

Jackie Mason

December 15, 2017

Aaron Neville

December 16, 2017

The Marshall Tucker Band

December 17, 2017

Blood Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice

December 21-23, 2017

A Darlene Love Christmas

December 29-30, 2017

A Decade of Soul

December 31, 2017

Harlem Gospel Choir

January 6, 2018

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

January 8, 2018

Jon Paris

January 18, 2018

Cowboy Mouth

January 21, 2018

Naor Zion

 

For more information and a complete list of upcoming performances at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, please visit the website: www.BBKingBlues.com.

 

B. B. King Blues Club & Grill Information

 

"B.B. King Blues Club is one of NYC's premier Live Music Venues & Supperclubs. Since opening in 2000, BB Kings has hosted, and continues to host, some of the greatest legends in music. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Alicia Keys, The Allman Brothers, Gipsy Kings, ZZ Top, & Jay Z have all performed on its stage, making it a must-see destination for anyone who loves live music."

 

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is open daily from 11:00 am until 1:00 am for lunch, dinner, and drinks. Concerts vary in their start time, but most shows begin at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm for most shows. Please contact the box office for specific show times. Seating is on a first come first served basis so arrive early for best seating. All seating is cabaret style; you may be seated at a table with other guests. There is a $10 per person Food & Beverage minimum. Shows are open to all ages, however some late shows are 21+ years of age, so call their box office for more information.

 

B. B. Kings NYC

 

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

New York, New York 10036

United States

Box Office:          +1-212-997-4144

Website:              www.BBKingBlues.com

Facebook:           www.facebook.com/BBKingBluesNYC/       

 

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