Will Downing

From29 June 2019to08 September 2019

Will Downing

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Will Downing is an American singer, songwriter and producer who is famous for his rich, baritone vocals when he performs contemporary jazz and R&B music.

Will Downing was born Wilfred Downing on 29 November, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He studied as a music producer in a school whose alumni included Kedar Massenburg, the president of Motown, and Barbara Streisand. Downing graduated in 1981 and went on to later record for the music company, Motown.

Downing has enjoyed enormous success throughout his music career. He has worked on albums by a number of highly acclaimed artists, including Jennifer Holiday, Kool & the Gang, Gerald Albright, Billy Ocean, Regina Belle and Mica Paris. His discography consists of a staggering 23 albums, which are a mix of R&B and Jazz and were all released by several different record labels. In 2002, Downing received the International Association of African-American Music Diamond Award and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2000. Some of his most well-known songs include is 1991 hit ‘I Try’, ‘A Million Ways’, ‘A Love Supreme’, ‘Wishing on a Star’, ‘Free’, ‘After Tonight’ and ‘You Were Just Meant For Me’, amongst many many others.

Artists that he is often compared to or can be thought of a similar to include Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson, Keith Washington and Phil Perry.

He has produced a steady stream of music from the early 80s right up to today, despite suffering from polymyositis.

Saturday 29 June 2019
Will Downing
Hampton Jazz Festival 2019
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA, US

Friday 02 August 2019
Will Downing
with Boney James
The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, US

Sunday 11 August 2019
Will Downing
with Gladys Knight
The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI, US

Friday 16 August 2019
Will Downing
with Stephanie Mills
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN, US

Thursday 29 August 2019
Will Downing
with Gladys Knight
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ, US

Friday 30 August 2019
Will Downing
2019 Riverfront Jazz Festival 2-Day Pass 2019
The Black Academy of Arts & Letters Complex, Dallas, TX, US

Saturday 31 August 2019
Will Downing
2019 Riverfront Jazz Festival : Saturday & Sunday Pass 2019
The Black Academy of Arts & Letters Complex, Dallas, TX, US

Sunday 01 September 2019
Will Downing
2019 Riverfront Jazz Festival : Sunday 2019
The Black Academy of Arts & Letters Complex, Dallas, TX, US

Saturday 07 September 2019 – Sunday 08 September 2019
Will Downing
Fall Wine & Jazz Festival 2019
Midtown Park, Houston, TX, US

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