RYAN SHAW Masters of R&B
Concert favorite and three-time GRAMMY® nominee Ryan Shaw brings his soulful powerhouse vocals for an evening of rhythm & blues. This show celebrates the masters, past and current, who have scored the sound- tracks of our lives. Featuring brand new orchestral arrangements of some of your favorite songs, along with a stellar band and vocalists, Ryan takes us on a musical journey that only he can. Expect to find yourself singing and dancing in the aisles.
Ryan Shaw is a three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist for his solo projects, Columbia Records' This is Ryan Shaw, his In Between and Dynotone's Real Love. He has shared the world stage with such artists as Van Halen, Bonnie Raitt, John Legend, B.B. King and Jill Scott. His music has been featured on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and ABC's Dancing with The Stars, Grey's Anatomy, and Lincoln Heights, and the films My Blueberry Nights and Bride Wars and the Sex and the City soundtrack. Ryan has been a featured guest on national TV talk shows. He starred as Judas in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Olivier Award-winning London production of Jesus Christ Superstar, as the original Stevie Wonder in Motown: The Musical on Broadway, and on London's West End as the Soul of Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. Ryan debuted at Radio City Music Hall in the Dream Concert benefit for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. His Carnegie Hall appearances include Elton John and Bernie Taupin Tribute, A Celebration of The African American Cultural Legacy, and a Nat King Cole 100th concert with the NY Pops. His concert schedule includes Nat King Cole at 100 with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center as well as the Nashville Symphony, and A Tribute to the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin with numerous orchestras throughout North America. Ryan recently premiered his new solo orchestral show, RYAN SHAW: Masters of R&B at the Ferguson Center for the Arts with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He was a featured guest in The 92nd Street Y's recent presentation of Lyrics & Lyricists What's Going On?: Songs of Change. Ryan's newest album, Imagining Marvin, showcases Marvin Gaye hits alongside Ryan's original songs and features GRAMMY Award-winning co-writers Valerie Simpson and Rob Thomas, and special guests Derek Trucks, Rob Thomas, Robert Randolph and Shoshana Bean.