Doors at 6PM
Saturday, September 09, 2017
To urban contemporary listeners, Harlem-born Freddie Jackson is one of the biggest stars of the latter half of the '80s, dominating the R&B charts seemingly at will with hits like "Rock Me Tonight," "You Are My Lady," "Tasty Love," "Have You Ever Loved Somebody," and countless others. Jackson's forte was sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, but he was also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Over the past three decades Jackson has continued to release new music including Private Party (1995), Life After 30 (1999), It's Your Move (2004), Transitions (2006), and most recently, For You (2010).
A singer, MC, self-taught keyboardist, and prolific songwriter, Angie Stone's first claim to fame was her membership in Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill, beginning with the 1979 single "Funk You Up." Several years later, she reemerged as the lead vocalist for Vertical Hold, where she scored with the smooth urban dance track "Seems You're Much Too Busy," a Top 40 R&B hit during the summer of 1993 that led to a very productive solo career. With the release of her 1999 certified gold solo debut, Black Diamond, she became one of neo-soul's leading lights, providing sharp insight into romantic relationships with her smoky yet up-front voice. Angie Stone's latest album, Dream, released in November 2015 on Shanachie Entertainment/Conjunction Entertainment/TopNotch Music, finds her with a fresh new "look" and a fresh take on classic soul music, thanks to production by Walter Millsap III (Alicia Keys, Mindless Behavior), that many are already hailing as hitting the heights of her classic breakthrough albums "Black Diamond" and "Mahogany Soul.'
This is a FREE, non-ticketed event. Entrance will be first come, first served.