He's back with all new music for 2022! His lush lyrics and smooth sound are what Westhampton Beach nights are made of!
Singer-songwriter Jeff LeBlanc returns to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this spring for his third headlining appearance.
Since releasing his first album, he has epitomized success as an independent artist - netting millions of streams, achieving both satellite and commercial radio play, selling-out headline shows and touring the country with a wide range of artists such as Boz Scaggs, Chaka Khan, Brett Dennen, Michael McDonald and Tori Kelly.
Saxophonist and top-selling instrumentalist Kenny G rose to fame in the mid-1980's with his signature smooth jazz sound, but he was just warming up! He has dominated the airwaves since, selling more than 12 million copies of his album Breathless in the United States alone and winning a Grammy two years later for the track "Forever in Love".
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Honoring a great influence on his career, Paul Anka makes his triumphant return to the WHBPAC with his tour, Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way. Anka is famous for hits such as "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head On My Shoulder". Featuring these and other hits that span his 65 year career, this is sure to be a night that will fly you to the moon!
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As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has gained international and domestic recognition, earning himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 19 albums to date over the past twenty-five years, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. With 16 Grammy Award nominations and numerous chart-topping songs, McKnight has established himself as a musical legacy.
Part of the East End summer classical festival, these international prize-winning young artists offer an unparalleled evening of piano. This is a fantastic way to experience promising prodigies before they transform into stars of the classical music world!
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Celisse is a singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, performer and spoken word artist. Her deep and varied career has seen her in concert, at venues ranging from the Beacon Theater, supporting Mariah Carey, Town Hall supporting Graham Nash, Madison Square Garden supporting Kesha at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
Stephen Marley is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. From his solo works to family collaborations and production credits, Stephen Marley’s music has earned him eight Grammy Awards. He is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley, raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Stephen started singing professionally at 7 years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella in The Melody Makers.
Four-time Grammy-award winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist Keb’ Mo’ returns to WHBPAC on the heels of his celebrated 2019 release, Oklahoma. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest Blues artists of his generation, Keb’ Mo’ has consistently made music that reflects his own interests and passions. In the process, he’s earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music.
Kelli O'Hara, star of stage and screen, has established herself as one of Broadway's greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Loenowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics and Olivier Nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo's Orb Theatre.
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“The blues is bigger than most people think,” Taj Mahal says. “You could hear Mozart play the blues. It might be more like a lament. It might be more melancholy. But I’m going to tell you: the blues is in there.”
Taj is a towering musical figure -- a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world.
Over the course of his three-decade plus career, Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer & actor Chris Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone. His music and film credits include nine critically acclaimed studio albums, twelve chart-topping singles along with several motion pictures, such as The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do!. His work has also taken him behind the scenes, creating music for multiple film soundtracks, including Eyes Wide Shut, True Romance, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet.
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
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Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental.
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International phenomenons and legendary ‘70s icons Village People and their biggest hits "YMCA" and "Macho Man" will bring you back to the days of Studio 54 and the heyday of disco. With founder Victor Willis at the helm and backed by a full band, Village People are one of the biggest disco acts of all time and this performance will be the ultimate dance party for all generations!
Broadway, Television, and Film's leading man, Jeremy Jordan, is bringing his effortless, soaring tenor voice to the WHBPAC stage. Regarded as a dynamic actor and vocalist, Jordan sings with a passion that can only be found in someone who truly loves what they do. Jordan's stories and singing are mesmerizing and the witty narrative of his show allows for a warm and welcoming experience. Some of his Broadway credits include Newsies (Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk nominations), Bonnie and Clyde (Theatre World Award), American Son, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Waitress, and Rock of Ages. He can also be seen on screen as a TV series eregular on "Supergirl," "Smash," and Disney's "Tangled" and in leading roles for films like The Last 5 Years, Joyful Noise, American Son, and Newsies. Next up, he will star as the tenacious record industry giant, Neil Bogart, in the upcoming feature film, Spinning Gold.
Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee, NORM LEWIS, recently starred in Spike Lee's critically acclaimed, "Da 5 Bloods," and in the groundbreaking FX series, Pose. Additionally, Mr. Lewis can be seen starring in ABC's newest series, Women of The Movement, and offscreen, his voice can be heard in the latest season of Apple TV's animated series, Central Park. He was also seen as 'Caiaphas' in the award-winning NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper.
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MIKE DELGUIDICE & Big Shot From New York & Billy Joel's Band Dynamic vocalist/singer/songwriter
Currently Mike DelGuidice tours with Billy Joel all over the World including every month at the Iconic Madison Square Garden
Mike and his band are renowned for performing a show of astonishing renditions of songs by of Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Mike's originals, and much more.
Savage Pianos is back at the WHBPAC! The foremost dueling piano show in the Northeast, they are known for their craftsmanship, deep repertoires, and unique personalities. Fronted by Steve Savage, a classically trained pianist from the Berklee College of Music, Savage Pianos is the ultimate hybrid of all modern forms of entertainment: Two performers on two facing pianos taking turns playing audience requests and curated playlists. What sets Savage Pianos apart from the rest is their unique ability to engage the audience with comedy, witty banter and excellent musicianship.
That Motown Band returns to the WHBPAC stage with all the Motown songs you know and love! With hits like “Heat Wave”, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “Baby Love”, “My Girl”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in their repertoire, this talented group has previously graced the stages of The Town Hall on Broadway, Center City in Philadelphia, The Inner Harbor in Baltimore, and more!
Concert pianist Niccolò Ronchi has been lauded by both critics and audiences for his incredible virtuosity, great expressiveness, and the communicative power of his interpretations. At an early age, Ronchi distinguished himself at national and international piano competitions. He has performed both as a soloist and with orchestras, in over 200 recitals and concerts.
Described as "spellbinding" by Northwest Music Scene, Anastasiia Mazurok is an award-winning concert violinist and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Juilliard School. A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, Anastasiia gave her concerto debut with orchestra at the age of thirteen. She has performed extensively throughout Russia, the United States, Japan, France, and Austria. She is currently touring with multi-platinum, Grammy winning trumpeter/composer Chris Botti, performing to sold out crowds across the world.
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Ferocious guitar player Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed "Taz", teams up with Friends of the Brothers for a double billing that can't be missed!
Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. He has also performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and countless other bands.
The Friends of the Brothers is a celebration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band, with members closely associated with the original band and continuing the brotherhood with passion, committed to the ideals of every night being special and unique. Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years and starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Lackawanna Blues. Guitarist Andy Aledort played with Dickey Betts for 12 years, has recorded with Double Trouble and Band of Gypsys and toured with Experience Hendrix. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers Band biography based on 25 years of reporting on and interviewing the band.