Feelin’ Good! With Swagger & Swing
America’s trademark rhythm and blues covered by an unforgettable talent!
Rickey Minor, Guest Conductor READ BIO
Emmy® Award winning Music Director, Producer, Conductor and Author.
He has worked with the biggest music talent in the world, including: Beyoncé, Usher, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Gwen Stefani, Janelle Monae, Demi Lovato, Khalid, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Keith Urban, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Andra Day, Arianna Grande, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Lenny Kravitz, Gladys Knight, Brandi Carlisle, Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Ella Mai, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Chance The Rapper, Common, Cynthia Erivo, Ed Sheeran, Al Jarreau, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Brad Paisley, Jon Batiste, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones.
Rickey’s numerous television credits include The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, American Idol, The Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Awards, The Super Bowl, The Grammys, The Emmys, and The Oscars.
He’s received 14 Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction.
Joshua Henry, Vocalist READ BIO
Joshua Henry is a GRAMMY-nominated performer and recording artist best known for his Tony-nominated leading roles in Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys, and Violet, as well as for his show-stopping performance as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the cultural phenomenon, HAMILTON. In December 2022, Joshua gave a critically acclaimed performance as ‘Gaston’ in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” (EP: Jon Chu) live on ABC. Joshua’s debut album GROW is available worldwide on all streaming platforms. He is a BMG recording artist and recently opened for Diana Ross at The Hollywood Bowl. On screen he starred as ‘Roger Bart’ in the Academy Award-nominated film tick, tick…BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He also starred as ‘Jerlamarel’ opposite Jason Momoa in two seasons of Apple TV+’s show SEE. Most recently, Joshua starred in the Broadway revival of Into The Woods. His other Broadway credits include In the Heights, Waitress, Shuffle Along, American Idiot, Porgy and Bess, Bring It On: The Musical. Off-Broadway: In the Heights, The Wrong Man.
The Get Up, Stand Up: An Encyclopedia of Soul concerts, originally set for Saturday, February 18th, at the Met have been postponed.
GET UP, STAND UP: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUL
Rickey Minor is back, bringing his unbelievable music expertise and world-renowned talent to the POPS once again! After his explosive POPS debut last year with SINATRA: A Man and His Music, Minor is returning for what is sure to be an unforgettable program.
Hamilton star Joshua Henry made his POPS debut on July 3, 2021 with electric takes on “Tomorrow,” “Feeling Good,” and “Uptown Funk.” As he left the stage to a standing ovation, he remarked: “And I didn’t even do my James Brown.”
Now, Joshua grooves through his very own encyclopedia of soul! The program covers favorites like “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” and “Let’s Get it On,” celebrating the sounds of funk, R&B, and soul. He can sing Marvin, he can sing James, and he can sing Sam … all with his own swagger and swing!
Plus, The Philly POPS will open each half of the program with an original instrumental piece, flavored with the soul of the nation.