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Saturday, May 13th, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Will Downing, one of the smoothest, most sophisticated voices in contemporary rhythm-and-blues, brings a special Mother's Day Celebration to NJPAC. This GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter is known for his flawless, emotive, honey-smooth baritone, as well as impeccable phrasing and vocal agility that seamlessly blends R&B with jazz. Downing's musical sensibility has kept him at the top for well over 25 years now, and his long reign as a master of romantic ballads has earned him the title of "Prince of Sophisticated Soul." "Will Downing is one of the most extraordinary vocalists in R&B and jazz," says Soul Train. "His deep voice (is) smooth and serene, hitting those high and low notes without any hesitation . . . after 28 years in the music industry, he still knows how to mesmerize a crowd."