Hear sounds of Stevie Wonder during tribute show

Gabriel Bello, above, performs as Stevie Wonder with a tribute band.

Gabriel Bello, above, performs as Stevie Wonder with a tribute band.

 

People can hear the songs on Stevie Wonder this weekend during three performances by a tribute band at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport.

The concerts will feature Gabriel Bello and his group Natural Wonder on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 and at 8:30 p.m.

Stevie Wonder is considered one of the greatest entertainers and music legends of all time. Some of his hits to be performed at the Downtown Cabaret shows are “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Superstition,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Higher Ground,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “Ribbon in The Sky.”

 

Made Billboard Smooth Jazz chart

Gabriel Bello is a No. 1 Billboard and SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers) award-winning smooth jazz vocalist and keyboardist. In addition to performing, he also is a music producer and arranger.

Bello’s 2011 self-titled debut CD occupied the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts for 11 weeks. And he unseated Michael Bublé from the No 1 spot on the Billboard Jazz charts.

In addition to vocals by Bello, a Massachusetts native, the Natural Wonder features Justin Allen (drum), Steve Daley (saxophone), Peter Gray (electric guitar), and Chris Revels (bass).

 

How to get tickets

Tickets to the shows are $47 and may be reserved at 203-576-1636 or www.downtowncabaret.org.

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre offers a BYO food and drink format, with some concession items and ice available. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each scheduled performance.

The facility is at 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, near the Route 8/25 connector. It is wheelchair accessible.

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