WELCOME TO SMOOTH JAZZ NEW YORK, YOUR HOME FOR CONCERTS AND SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISES
Stephanie Mills and The Whispers
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
June 2nd, 8:00PM
Special Long Island Show: Stephanie Mills with The Whispers!
Don’t miss an evening to remember featuring Grammy, Tony, and American Music Award-winning Stephanie Mills and the legendary R&B group The Whispers – Friday June 2 at 8pm at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
ABOUT THE WHISPERS…
The Whispers returned to touring after the loss of band-mate and one of the group’s original founding members, Nicholas Caldwell, who passed in early January 2016. Wallace “Scotty” Scott, his twin brother Walter Scott, and Leaveil Degree continue to perform the music that has made The Whispers one of the iconic R&B groups of all time.
The veteran R&B trio with an impressive legacy of hits, celebrates over 4 decades of beautiful, enduring music. As one of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, they began their legendary and timeless career in 1963, producing a string of hits over the last four decades. The group emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits.
Arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation, The Whispers still make women swoon with their silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. In the new millennium The Whispers still perform around the world to thousands of loyal fans.
The Whispers are one of only a few “old school” groups that can boast of having over 40 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base, maintaining their vocal dominance and original members. Over 40 years of R & B and pop favorites later, spanning more than 3 dozen albums, the group has achieved numerous honors and distinctions.
7 Gold Albums
2 Platinum Albums
12 Top Twenty Singles
40 Charted Hits Since 1970
Grammy Award Nominees
American Music Award Nominees
Soul Train Award Nominees
ABOUT STEPHANIE MILLS…
Rising to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” starring for 5 years in the hit Broadway musical, “The Wiz”, Stephanie has become one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. The Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, with her ultra soulful sound and captivating onstage energy, has had *five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.
With an early career start, by age 9 she was mesmerizing crowds in her first Broadway musical “Maggie Flynn,”co-starring Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy. Over an illustrious 3 decade career, she’s distinguished herself as an actress and performer who is as at home on Broadway as she is in the recording studio. Her hits including “I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love,” “Home” and “Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin” have become enduring classics.
Stephanie has earned critical acclaim for her appearances in the 4-time Tony Award-winning “The Wiz” and “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God.” The recipient of NAACP Image Awards, her diverse career also includes recurring roles in the TV soap operas “Search For Tomorrow” and “One Life To Live.” Returning to the stage in the 1990’s, she toured the country with “The Wiz” and in later years appeared in highly-acclaimed roles in “Your Arms Too Short With Box” (starring with Teddy Pendergrass), “Children Of Eden,” “Ragtime,” “Play On” (a tribute to Duke Ellington’s music), “His Woman, His Wife” and “Black Nativity.” She began touring again in 2001 and has been wowing audiences in shows with artists including The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Carl Thomas and at festivals featuring Mary J. Blige, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Babyface, and Smokey Robinson.
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Click to view more about each event: