Raul Midón


What’s Happening?

Dubbed “an electric adventurist,” Midón has released 11 studio albums. He’s collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Midón also contributed to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me.”   

Midón’s 2017 release Bad Ass and Blind's title came from an apt description of its maker that soul icon Bill Withers endorsed.  The album saw Midón collaborating with such top jazz players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, pianist Gerald Clayton and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. It earned the singer his GRAMMY nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” He returned with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, released March 13, 2020.

“Blind since birth, Midón’s interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians.” -National Public Radio 

Dubbed “an electric adventurist,” Midón has released 11 studio albums. He’s collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Midón also contributed to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me.”   

Midón’s 2017 release Bad Ass and Blind's title came from an apt description of its maker that soul icon Bill Withers endorsed.  The album saw Midón collaborating with such top jazz players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, pianist Gerald Clayton and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. It earned the singer his GRAMMY nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” He returned with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, released March 13, 2020.

“Blind since birth, Midón’s interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians.” -National Public Radio 

About the Event Host
Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) is steward of two landmark venues – the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center and is a presenter of major performing arts including Broadway, jazz, dance, comedy, family, popular entertainment and more. With a commitment to inclusion and diversity, O-pa serves a growing audience in Omaha and the region through a wide range of education and engagement opportunities. As Nebraska’s largest arts institution, O-pa is recognized as a leader both locally and nationally. Ticket Omaha is our official ticket provider. Support is provided by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha, and Douglas County. We also rely on corporate sponsors, donors, and foundations.
When & Where
Sep 24, 2021, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Holland Performing Arts Center - Holland Center Outdoors
1200 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE
$19.00


What To Expect

Jazz Music


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