Maxwell, New York’s sensational R&B and neo soul artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Riverside Theater!
Gerald Maxwell Rivera was born in Brooklyn in 1973 and is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer. His musical style can be best described as a blend of R&B, soul, neo soul (a style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B but is distinguished by a less conventional sound and the presence of many other genres ranging from jazz, funk, and hip hop to pop, fusion, and African music), quiet storm (a subgenre of contemporary R&B music - named after the eponymous 1976 single by Smokey Robinson - that's characterized by understated, mellow dynamics, slow tempos, and relaxed rhythms), funk, jazz, and hip hop. He's had a stellar career with 5 studio albums, 1 extended play, 18 singles, and he’s performed with Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Barrino, Jill Scott, the Fugees, and many others. He's received many accolades including 3 Grammy Awards (for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Album, and Best R&B Song), 2 NAACP Awards (for Outstanding Male Artist), and 6 Soul Train Music Awards (for Best New Artist, 2 for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, 2 for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Best R&B/Soul Album – Male).
Don’t miss your chance to see the artist who was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo soul movement!