Neville brings back New Orleans R&B
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | One Performance Only
No one else sounds like Aaron Neville. His falsetto is instantly recognizable, whether he is singing in the second line jazz and funk of his beloved New Orleans as one of the Neville Brothers, or in his GRAMMY-winning duets with Linda Ronstadt.
According to avowed fan Bob Dylan, “He’s the most soulful of singers, maybe in all of recorded history. If angels sing, they must sing in that voice.” Fifty years after his breakout single, the soul classic Tell It Like It Is, he remains an essential American artist.
Aaron Neville returns to the 2017 Columbia Festival of the Arts with longtime pianist Michael Goods for an evening of songs and stories. In 2005, he wowed Festival audiences, performing with the Neville Brothers. This time around, Aaron will sing his favorite classics from rhythm and blues, soul, and even the street-corner doo-wop of his youth. Audience members will experience this stripped-down encounter in the intimate setting of the James Rouse Theatre. This one time performance promises to showcase both the songs Aaron loves as well as his famously expressive voice, an unmatched instrument in American music. View the video below to hear an Aaron Neville rendition of a classic American song.
“The sweetest falsetto in human history.”
– Rolling Stone
“When Neville opens his mouth, out floats a heavenly choir – a falsetto light as gossamer and as rich as butter.”
– Los Angeles Times
Seating is limited so purchase your tickets now for this unique opportunity to hear one of the most recognizable voices in American music.
*There will be no additional fees at check-out.
“Rainy Night In Georgia”