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WILL DOWNING

08/24/12

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144


24-08-2012 12:00:00 24-08-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York WILL DOWNING Women love Will Downing. And men love the women who love Will Downing. In his over two-decade recording career, the Brooklyn native has carved for himself a solid career as one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music. And while this path has not translated to crossover success - or even to broad urban radio success - it has gained him a solid musical legacy and a rabidly loyal following of, well ... women. Downing had his first national exposure as a popular backing vocalist in the '80s before signing with Island Records. He recorded two modestly successful albums and had a minor hit with a cover of "A Love Supreme" before releasing his breakout 1991 album A Dream Fulfilled, which featured his superb baritone deftly handling such diverse songs as War's "The World is a Ghetto," Paul Davis's "I Go Crazy," and Angela Bofill's "I Try." Both "I Try" and the album hit the Urban Top 25, and critical acclaim for the disc abounded. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=114094 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Women love Will Downing. And men love the women who love Will Downing. In his over two-decade recording career, the Brooklyn native has carved for himself a solid career as one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music. And while this path has not translated to crossover success - or even to broad urban radio success - it has gained him a solid musical legacy and a rabidly loyal following of, well ... women. Downing had his first national exposure as a popular backing vocalist in the '80s before signing with Island Records. He recorded two modestly successful albums and had a minor hit with a cover of "A Love Supreme" before releasing his breakout 1991 album A Dream Fulfilled, which featured his superb baritone deftly handling such diverse songs as War's "The World is a Ghetto," Paul Davis's "I Go Crazy," and Angela Bofill's "I Try." Both "I Try" and the album hit the Urban Top 25, and critical acclaim for the disc abounded.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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Upcoming Events at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Beatles Brunch - 04/22/17 - 11/25/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 04/30/17 - 07/30/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 05/07/17 - 07/30/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/02/17 - 07/30/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/22/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/23/17

Jon Paris - 07/24/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 07/25/17

Marcy Playground & Dishwalla - 07/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/29/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/30/17

Jon Paris - 07/31/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/01/17

Average White Band - 08/04/17

A Phish-After Party W/ Formula 5 - 08/05/17

The Music of the Supremes & Dreamgirls the Musical - 08/06/17

Jon Paris - 08/07/17

Ted Nugent - 08/08/17

Maxi Priest - 08/10/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/12/17

Genius: the Music of Ray Charles - 08/13/17

Jon Paris - 08/14/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/15/17

Andy Mckee - 08/16/17

Dru Hill - 08/17/17

Bootsy Collins & World-Wide-Funk Drive - 08/18/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/19/17

Sunday Night Fever Classic All-Time Disco Hits - 08/20/17

Jon Paris - 08/21/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/22/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/26/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/27/17

Jon Paris - 08/28/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/29/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/02/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/03/17

Jon Paris - 09/04/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/05/17

Eric Clapton @ Msg Tailgate Party Feat. the Bell Bottom Blues Performing the Music of Eric Clapton - 09/08/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/09/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/10/17

Jon Paris - 09/11/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/12/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/16/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/17/17

Jon Paris - 09/18/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/19/17

A Decade of Soul - 09/22/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/23/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/24/17

Jon Paris - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/26/17

A Decade of Soul - 09/29/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/30/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/01/17

Jon Paris - 10/02/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/03/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/07/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/08/17

Jon Paris - 10/09/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/10/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/11/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/13/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/14/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/15/17

Jon Paris - 10/16/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/17/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/18/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/20/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/21/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/22/17

Jon Paris - 10/23/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/24/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/25/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/27/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/28/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/29/17

Jon Paris - 10/30/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/31/17

A Decade of Soul - 11/03/17

A Decade of Soul - 11/04/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 11/05/17

Jon Paris - 11/06/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/07/17

Beatles Brunch - 11/11/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 11/12/17

Jon Paris - 11/13/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/14/17

Beatles Brunch - 11/18/17

Jon Paris - 11/20/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/21/17

Beatles Brunch - 11/25/17

Jon Paris - 11/27/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/28/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/01/17

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - 12/02/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 12/05/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/08/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/09/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/12/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/13/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 12/15/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/16/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 12/19/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/20/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/22/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/23/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 12/26/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/27/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/29/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/30/17

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