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Boney James at Diamond
July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MST
Four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James is set to perform Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center and through Star Tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
Born in Lowell, Mass. and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Boney James became seriously interested in music in the mid ‘70s, a very vibrant and freewheeling period for popular music. By 13, James – born James Oppenheim and nicknamed “Boney” in his mid-20’s when a meager touring per diem saw him growing thinner – was jamming in basements and garages. One summer during college, he found himself sitting in with some friends at a club.
Following early pro gigs, (including sideman stints with Morris Day, the Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford and Teena Marie) James released his debut album as a leader, Trust, in 1992. Over the following 23 years James has racked up sales of more than 3 million records, four RIAA gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and 10 CD’s atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009 Billboard magazine named him the #3 Contemporary Jazz Artist Of The Decade. James continues his artistic evolution with his latest album, the dynamic futuresoul.
Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “We’re so excited to bring the unique, genre-bending sound of the great Boney James to the Diamond Center! Don’t miss out—be sure to get your tickets early.”
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (/DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos).