Jon B.: Grammy-Nominated R&B Artist at The Howard Theatre
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The last date listed for Jon B was Friday January 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Raul Midón's brings his soulful pop-jazz sound to the Howard Theatre. Midón is known for his dazzling percussive guitar style, which often finds him playing melody, harmony and bass at the same time. He also has a soulful tenor voice, and his music offers an appealing blend of soul, jazz, pop and Latin influences. Born in New Mexico, Midón has been blind since infancy, but that hasn't stopped him from recording six critically acclaimed albums. He's performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show, and recorded with music legends ranging from Herbie Hancock to Stevie Wonder. Singer and pianist AVERY*Sunshine opens the show. Learn More
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Some people become artists because they seek fortune and fame. They believe that somehow performing, writing, and producing will bring them the accolades and acclaim they feel they’ve been missing. Then there are the people who have no choice in the matter – artistry has chosen them. Jon B is one of these rare individuals. He is the consummate artist. Unlike many of the posers who have attempted to lay claim to his niche, he is an accomplished musician and a noted songwriter and producer. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love for all things soul.
B’s career in music took off right from the start with his platinum-selling debut Bonafide (1995), which was particularly notable for “Someone to Love,” a duet with Babyface. The track hit No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. His follow-up release Cool Relax (1998) also went platinum, shooting to the Top 5 of the R&B charts on the strength of the hit singles “They Don’t Know,” “Are U Still Down,” and “I Do (Whatcha Say Boo).” Pleasures U Like, his 2001 effort, was also a runaway success, peaking at No. 3 on the R&B charts and featuring the love-at-first-club-sighting anthem “Don’t Talk.”
B’s subtle command of the R&B scene has continued throughout the last decade. Many of his fans considered 2004’s Stronger Everyday his best work to date at the time of its release, and the self-produced Helpless Romantic (2008) saw B return to his soul roots, honing his songwriting skills. Earlier this month, B released his latest album, _ Comfortable Swagg_ (2012). The disc, which features the singles “Body Language” and “After the Party,” is a journey through what is it to be a family man in an industry that doesn’t celebrate monogamy. “I’m changing with the times and I am a grown man that knows about love, and I’m not afraid to express it,” B declares. “It’s one thing to talk a good game saying you got swagger, but it’s another to make people feel comfortable and inspired … that’s Comfortable Swagg!”