WELCOME TO SMOOTH JAZZ NEW YORK, YOUR HOME FOR CONCERTS AND SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISES
The Mother’s Day Weekend Concert with The Whispers & Stephanie Mills
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 8th, 8:00PM
OR BY CALLING:
Special Long Island Show: The Mother’s Day Weekend Concert with The Whispers & Stephanie Mills!
The legendary R&B group The Whispers and award-winning songstress Stephanie Mills take the stage for a special Mother’s Day Weekend concert Mom is sure to love. Kick of your Mother’s Day celebration on Friday night, May 8th at 8pm at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Click Here for Directions
About the Acts…
A veteran R&B quintet with an impressive legacy of hits, The Whispers celebrate more than 4 decades of beautiful, enduring music. As one of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, they began their legendary and timeless career in 1963, producing a string of hits over the last four decades. The group emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits.
Arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation, The Whispers still make women swoon with their silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. In the new millennium The Whispers still perform around the world to thousands of loyal fans. They have not made any personnel changes and the group still consists of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree. The Whispers are one of only a few “old school” groups that can boast of having over 40 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base, maintaining their vocal dominance and original members. Their music has been heard on movie sound tracks such as “Waiting to Exhale” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and they sang the title track on Jay Leno’s movie soundtrack “Collision Course”.
Over 40 years of R & B and pop favorites later, spanning more than 3 dozen albums, the group has achieved numerous honors and distinctions.
7 Gold Albums
2 Platinum Albums
12 Top Twenty Singles
40 Charted Hits Since 1970
Grammy Award Nominees
American Music Award Nominees
Soul Train Award Nominees
Rising to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” starring for 5 years in the hit Broadway musical, “The Wiz”, Stephanie Mills has become one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. The Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, with her ultra soulful sound and captivating onstage energy, has had *five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.
Stephanie’s journey as an enduring performer began like that of so many of her contemporaries, singing gospel in church in her native Brooklyn, NY. Her vocal abilities became evident early on and by age 9, she was mesmerizing crowds in her first Broadway musical “Maggie Flynn,” sharing the stage with co-stars Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy. Over an illustrious three decade career, Stephanie Mills has distinguished herself as an actress and performer who is as at home on the Broadway stage as she is in the recording studio. Her hit records such as “I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love,” “Home” and “Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin” have become enduring classics.
Critically acclaimed appearances in the 4-time Tony Award-winning “The Wiz” and “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God” have yielded a consistently loyal following among fans, industry insiders and critics alike. The recipient of NAACP Image Awards, Stephanie’s multifaceted career has also included recurring roles in popular TV soap operas “Search For Tomorrow” and “One Life To Live.”
Returning to the stage, Stephanie toured the country in the early 1990s with “The Wiz” and in the past decade, she has appeared in a number of highly-acclaimed roles in such shows as “Your Arms Too Short With Box” (starring with Teddy Pendergrass), “Children Of Eden,” “Ragtime,” “Play On” (a tribute to Duke Ellington’s music), “His Woman, His Wife” and “Black Nativity.” She began touring again in 2001 and has been wowing audiences in shows with artists including The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Carl Thomas and at festivals featuring Mary J. Blige, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Babyface, and Smokey Robinson.
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Click to view more about each event: