Saxophonist and composer Boney James was a sideman for Morris Day and the Isley Brothers before launching a solo career that has sent 11 albums to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Most recently, 2015’s Futuresoul spent 11 weeks at No. 1, and 2017’s Honestly also hit No. 22 on the Current Albums pop chart. James produced Honestly and co-wrote all but one track, his interpretation of the Johnny Mercer-Hoagy Carmichael classic “Skylark.” Among other honors in the course of his career, James has received a Soul Train Award, four Grammy nominations and two NAACP Image Award nominations.