Presented in Collaboration with City Winery
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8:00pm
Program to be announced from stage. This program is approx. 90 minutes in length.
About the Artist
Ever since being told as a child that his blindness meant “you can’t do this, you can’t do that,” Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist Raul Midón has lived a life devoted to beating the odds and shattering stereotypes. As a solo artist, Midón has earned acclaim worldwide, with a fan base that stretches from San Francisco to India and Amsterdam to Tokyo. He has released 10 studio albums and has been dubbed by People magazine as “an eclectic adventurist.” Referring to his improvisational techniques, the Huffington Post has described him as playing “with such freedom and joy that his hands smile.”
He has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and Bill Withers, and he has contributed to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s She Hate Me. Midón’s 2017 album Bad Ass and Blind — on which he collaborated with trumpeter Nicholas Payton and pianist Gerald Clayton — earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. His live 2016 rendition of John Coltrane’s jazz classic “Giant Steps,” which sees Midón fly through all 12 keys on the guitar, earned more than one million views on Facebook. Midón has also released the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC, which documents his intimate 2012 concert in Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
The Music Room theatrical lighting was a generous gift from Adela and Lawrence Elow.
No photography or video / audio recording permitted.
Silence all mobile devices and alarms.
Wear a mask unless eating or drinking.