Address: 237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) - 212-997-4144
Description: The son of renowned jazz musician Abdul Wadud, R&B singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn grew up in Maryland and cut his teeth performing in clubs throughout Washington, D.C. After several indie releases, which he sold on the streets and at his shows, the crooner signed with Jive Records and dropped The Love Experience, his slept-on 2005 debut. DeVaughn broke through commercially with 2008's Love Behind the Melody, which earned him two Grammy nods, two BET J Awards for Best Male R&B Artist and Album of the Year, as well as a prime slot on tour with Jill Scott. The disc featured the smash hits "Woman" and "Customer."
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.