November 24, 2017
Upon returning from London’s Wyndham’s Theater as music director, pianist, and actor along with Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Shelton Becton will now embark on his solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
His original compositions span the gamut from classical, choral, and solo anthems to contemporary gospel, R&B & pop, while embracing jazz along the way. Over the years, Shelton has become known as an accomplished pianist, music director, vocalist, composer, arranger and orchestrator for such renowned artists as Judy Collins, Patti Austin, Roberta Flack & Phylicia Rashad- who calls him “a genius.”
This live performance will leave the listener in awe of the gifts of consummate musicianship. Expect original compositions and also arrangements of beloved songs such as “Only For One Night,” or “Make It Easy On Yourself.” You will feel as though you’re hearing these favorite tunes for the first time!
After being the facilitator and glue in support of other great artists from Audra McDonald to Jenifer Lewis, now see Shelton step into the spotlight to share his own heart, soul, and music.
Joining Shelton will be Buddy Williams on drums, George Farmer on electric and double bass and special guest Phylicia Rashad will sing a duet with Shelton of “We Belong Together.”
For over two decades, Shelton has been the heart of my musical career…. His musicality is impeccable and his musicianship and talent soul deep.