Jon B. may not have had any new material out since the release of “Comfortable Swagg” in 2012 (and the B-Sides Collection in 2013), but he continues to stay very busy on the road doing shows. His latest performance was once again at the legendary BB King’s in NYC where he performs multiple times a year and usually packs it out like he did last night.
True r&b lovers were in the house to celebrate an artist whose career has spanned over 20 years and has included plenty of hits. Jon came out and went right into what could potentially be one of his future hits, the new Warryn Campbell produced song “Hurriance”. It’s vintage sounding Jon B., and sure to please the traditional r&b lovers. He then went right into the hits, touching on “Are U Still Down”, “Pretty Girl”, “Cool Relax” and “I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)”.
He then took a few minutes to discuss the current status of r&b and how we need to preserve the culture. Jon even mentioned being the “First white boy on the block” and that Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke may never pay respects to him, but he’ll always show them love.
Jon made a point to shout out Warryn Campbell, and he is currently signed to his My Block Inc label to release his upcoming album. He kept the audience grooving all night as he wrapped up his set with the massive hits “Someone to Love” and “They Don’t Know”, before bringing the whole crowd to their feet for “Don’t Talk”. Last night was yet another reminder that good music continues to be supported, and that Jon is not slowing down anytime soon.