Posted on Friday, August 7th 2009, 4:27 pm by Andro

For all your R&B fans out there, here’s another FREE concert presented at the Central Park Summer Stage, this Sunday August 9th.  Details below:


Sunday, August 09, 2009
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Soul takes center stage on this bill with heartfelt anthems, ballads, love songs and good vibes from three of today’s most sought after vocalists. Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

 Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan delivered a breath of fresh air to the R&B scene with her 2008 debut album Fearless. From an early age, Sullivan has had the opportunity to perform at the ever popular It’s Showtime at the Apollo and even sang alongside Stevie Wonder at the age of thirteen. Drawing heavy influence from voices of R&B greats like Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu, Sullivan’s unique sound can move even a first-time listener. The success of the singer/songwriter’s chart topping singles like “Need You Bad” and “Bust Your Windows” earned her several Grammy nominations including Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Writing all of her own music, Sullivan’s songs resonate with a range of sounds from ‘50s doo-wop to reggae-inspired rhythms and gospel-rooted influences, delivering a versatile, yet seamless sound.

Grammy Award-winning singer Chrisette Michele has quickly ascended the rankings of the R&B music scene becoming one of the most recognized young voices around the world. Michele began her career by recording with some of the most well-known and respected hip hop producers in the scene including The Game, Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, and Ghostface Killah. In 2007, Michele released her debut album I Am and in May 2009 she released her sophomore effort, Epiphany, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Though his talent defies categorization, Ryan Leslie, a Harvard graduate, is a performer at heart and a prolific musician with his own infectious brand of R&B pop. Ryan was born with music in his blood. “Once, we caught him dancing to the rhythm of a whirring Coke machine,” said his father Clement Leslie, a trumpet player who passed his musical talent to his son. Ryan has an album, Ryan Leslie, due out in August.

Multi-platinum R&B musician Jon B came to fame in 1995 with his debut release Bonafide. The album highlighted his dulcet tenor, earning him both critical and commercial success including a Grammy-nomination for the song “Someone To Love” featuring Babyface. After marriage and a newborn baby the soulful crooner returned in 2008 with his fifth studio album Helpless Romantic.


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