After traveling the world as a successful solo artist and keyboardist for pop powerhouse Maroon 5, GRAMMY® Award- and Dove® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist PJ Morton gained a new perspective on his old stomping grounds (New Orleans) that would inform his 2017 solo offering and debut for his own Morton Records, the aptly titled Gumbo.
By the time he moved back home to New Orleans in 2016, Morton had built an unbelievable career. In addition to boasting collaborations with Adam Levine, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes, his critically-acclaimed 2013 offering, New Orleans, earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Song” for “Only One” [feat. Stevie Wonder]. Pitchfork called it, “a smooth and soulful pop/R&B hybrid,” and the record dramatically expanded his influence.
In addition to figuring prominently on Maroon 5’s multiplatinum Overexposed and V, Morton has written and produced for everybody from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan to Monica and India.Arie, winning a GRAMMY® for collaborating with the latter in 2008. His music has also popped up in films such as Couples Retreat and more.
Among many other accolades, he has received Dove® and Stellar® Awards, published his literary debut Why Can’t I Sing About Love? in 2009, and become music director for Solange following the release of her critically acclaimed opus A Seat At The Table.
Date(s): October 19, 2017
Hours: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Admission: $15 - $20
1812 17th St N.
Tampa, FL 33607