Steve Winwood Comes to NJPAC March 8
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents singer and songwriter Steve Winwood, the phenomenal GRAMMY-winning artist behind "Higher Love," "Back in the High Life Again," "Valerie" and "The Finer Things," performs his greatest hits at NJPAC.
Over the course of a five-decade career, multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has sold more than 50 million records: His compositions include "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Can't Find My Way Home," "Arc of a Diver" and "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys," among many others. He entered the music scene at the age of 15 with the Spencer Davis Group, and went on to record with Traffic (John Barleycorn Must Die) and Blind Faith with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker ("Had to Cry Today"). As a solo artist, he created a rich catalog of popular songs, including "Roll with It" and "While You See a Chance."
As an in-demand session player, Winwood has contributed to landmark recordings by such performers as James Brown, George Harrison, Van Morrison, B.B. King, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Christine McVie. He's been seen on tour with Clapton, Steely Dan, Tito Puente, Tom Petty and Joe Cocker, and was named one of the "Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine in 2010.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.