Guitarist and singer Raul Midón blends flamenco, jazz and R&B to create a category-defying sound. His life story is as inspiring as his musical vision. Raul Midón is into beating the odds, shattering stereotypes, and making category-defying music. "I was told as a child, 'You're blind; you can't do this,'" Midón told an interviewer in 2005. "I was told when I moved to New York, 'You can't do that, you're not going to make it.'" At 40, however, Midón has clearly made it. After singing backup vocals for stars like Shakira, Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera, Midón released his major-label solo debut, State of Mind, with help from guest artist Jason Mraz. Midón 's innovative songwriting incorporates his lyrics, guitar handiwork (jazz, classical, flamenco, R&B) and "vocal trumpet" improvisation. Though he draws comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens, Midón is the rare original in an industry of few.
Audience seating will be at cabaret tables onstage. Additional seating will be available in chairs on risers.