Johnny Mathis is a hugely popular American pop, soul, and jazz singer from Texas in the United States. He has spoken of Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, and Lena Horne as huge influences to his musical approach, and can be heard in his earlier material when producer George Avakian signed the singer to Columbia Records.
Mathis’ sound was altered by the label after the comparative flop of his self-titled debut album in 1956. From then on, the singer concentrated on lush and swooning pop balladry. Mathis infused various other genres into his sound over the years from soft-rock in the 70s to jazz, soul music and even disco inspired 1979 album “Mathis Magic”.
Johnny Mathis found fame and commercial success in the era just prior to the rock-driven ‘60s of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, the last of a breed of popular music stars to appeal to a contemporary adult audience. Mathis made it big in the album market to which he has contributed over 80 albums since his debut, 73 of which have made the Billboard 200.
Mathis will be performing live on Saturday, September 8 at Robinson Performance Hall. The Robinson Center is a performance, convention, and exhibition space at Statehouse Plaza in downtown Little Rock. We encourage everyone to join us for a wonderful night!
The Canopy Apartments, the premier apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Saturday, September 8, 2018—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Robinson Performance Hall
426 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201