Experience the soulful sounds of the Southwest Symphony as they pay tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Joining the symphony for this special event are acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Ryan Shaw, who will deliver powerhouse performances of Franklin's greatest hits. This unforgettable evening of music will have you dancing in your seat and singing along to the timeless classics that have defined a generation. Don't miss your chance to witness the magic of Aretha: A Tribute, brought to life by the Southwest Symphony and two of the most electrifying voices in the industry.
Ryan Shaw is a three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist for his solo projects, Columbia Records’ This is Ryan Shaw, his In Between and Dynotone’s Real Love. He has shared the world stage with such artists as Van Halen, Bonnie Raitt, John Legend, B.B. King and Jill Scott. His music has been featured on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with The Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lincoln Heights, and the films My Blueberry Nights and Bride Wars and the Sex and the City soundtrack. Ryan has been a featured guest on national TV talk shows and has starred as Judas in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Olivier Award-winning London production of Jesus Christ Superstar, as the original Stevie Wonder in Motown: The Musical on Broadway, and on London’s West End as the Soul of Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. Ryan’s new album, Imagining Marvin, showcases Marvin Gaye hits alongside Ryan’s original songs and features multi-GRAMMY Award-winning co-writers and special guests.
As a concert soloist, Ryan Shaw made his Radio City Music Hall debut at the Dream Concert benefit to build the Martin Luther King Jr National Monument in Washington DC. His Carnegie Hall appearances include an Elton John and Bernie Taupin Tribute, A Celebration of The African American Cultural Legacy, and a Nat King Cole 100th concert with the NY Pops. Ryan has also been honored to be the second artist in history to be asked to perform a return engagement at the Central Park Summer Stage Gala (second to Stevie Wonder). He has also been a featured artist with the Houston Symphony for their R&B Mixtape concert as well as the soloist for the Houston Symphony’s 4th of July Celebration. Ryan has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Philly Pops, Utah Symphony, Colorado Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Helena Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Des Moines Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Wilmington Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Springfield Symphony, and Gulf Coast Symphony. Upcoming concert engagements include Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic.