Avant - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Price: $28 advance, $33 day of show
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
New York, NY 10036
Description: The masterful crooner is back on point with his seventh album, Face the Music (Feb. 5, 2013). Inspired by the R&B legends--Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds--who have been guiding lights in Avant's career, the project marks the singer's first release on the Capitol/EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B. But the set does more than just pay homage to R&B masters. Thanks to Avant's inventiveness, Face the Music cooks up a tantalizing blend of contemporary and traditional sounds.