Boney James: The Detour

Jazz and R&B superstar saxophonist Boney James makes his anticipated return to the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 6, at 8:00 p.m. for the first time in four years. During his 30-year career, James has earned four Grammy nominations, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a Soul Train Award, while a dozen of his albums have landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart. His 2020 studio release, Solid, was his highest charting release ever on the pop charts, peaking in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. And his most recent release, Detour, builds on the success of Solid. His 18th studio album, Detour represents the next extension of James’s trademark blend of genres, which includes blues, soul, roots, classical, art-pop, and hip-hop.