1. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, the hip-hop group and "Late Night with…

  2. Boney James Takes Guest Artists For A 'Ride'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz. Not this time around. The saxophonist's upcoming Warner Bros. release, "Ride" (Oct. 23), carries a decidedly more R&B be When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz.…