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Mellow Tones Performance – NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi
An Evening with Ledisi
Damon Gupton, conductor
with the Mellow Tones
Friday, February 24, 2017 – Saturday, February 25, 2017
American R&B, neo-soul, and jazz recording artist and nine-time Grammy nominee Ledisi joins the NSO Pops for two inspired evenings spotlighting her unique sound and “strident, soulful voice”
American R&B and jazz recording artist Ledisi joins the NSO Pops for two inspired evenings spotlighting her unique sound and “strident, soulful voice” (The New York Times) led by conductor and actor Damon Gupton. Nominated for nine Grammy Awards and a mainstay on Billboard’s R&B charts, the prolific New Orleans native artfully channels gospel, blues, and funk influences with style, navigating intimate ballads and up-tempo grooves with ease. For the first half of the program, the NSO is joined by The Mellow Tones, an ensemble hailing from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.