Boonie "J" / Blog

New Stats

Well, I've finally made the big time again - out of over 5,000 jazz musicians listed on the ReverbNation charts, I am #129 in the U.S.. & #168 global. As I've said in past blogs, that and a dime will not buy me a cup of coffee, but its not to shabby for a 75 year old saxophonist /vocalist who became an active performer in 2010 after a 40+ year absence. Of course, I'm #1 on the local charts, but there aren't many of us in this area.. Not bragging, just advertising my brand. Listen to & buy my latest album, "Mind Your Step", at www.cdbaby.com/cd/booniej. #AtlantaJazz

New Gig Venue

It is time for me to expand my horizons. I have performed @ Pappadeaux most Sat nights for the past 4 years & hope to remain there in the foreseeable future. If it is possible to duplicate this venue elsewhere for an additional gig, I am ready. Ethel & I will keep on keeping on as long as we're having fun - and we do have fun!!

April - Jazz Appreciation Month

Celebrate jazz appreciation month with Boonie "J" over the next 2 weeks @ Pappadeaux in Alpharetta. Never get tired of this gig and have performed there almost every Sat. night since June 2011. It is now time to add some additional gigs.


One of my friends visited my gig @ Pappas recently along with his 6 year old daughter. After she had listened for awhile she said, "you know Daddy, this is happy music." If you want to get happy, join Boonie "j" most any Sat. night @ Pappas.

New Album - "MIND YOUR STEP"

Contemporary jazz played in a bluesy style with romantic infusions featuring Boonie "J" on sax & vocals. Buy now at www.cdbaby.com/cd/booniej


New album is hear at last - named after the title song "Mind Your Step" (written by Michael J Thomas). Think you're gonna like it - includes more vocals than my first album. ENJOY!!

New CD

My one and only CD, "Smooth Sax Sounds", was produced a few years ago and has been well received. I am in the process of putting my music selection together for a new CD which is long overdue - will soon be ready for the recording studio. You're gonna like it -I promise!!

Age Doesn't Matter!!

Since I began the infusion of R&B into contemporary jazz, my music has inspired both the very young and the very old to get on the dance floor. Last Sat. @ Pappadeaux, my youngest dancer was 21/2 and my oldest was 74 (with a walking cane). Makes this 73 year old man proud!!

Why Am I So Excited?

My gig @ Pappadeaux has exceeded my expectations & I'm building up quite a following. It's been a good ride so far and I never thought my sax playing would rise to this level. I am humbled, blessed & know who is in control. On top of all this, I'm beginning a new career with one of the top wealth management firms in Atlanta --too much good news for a 72 year old man to digest!

"That Sound"

The compliment I hear most often from my fans is "you have that sound that I just love in a sax". Now I'm not really sure what "that sound" is, but as long as my fans at Pappadeaux like it, I ain't changing, Latest CD captures "that sound."