Rob Thomas turns on the charm and charisma for his “Smooth” performance at the historic Iridium jazz club in NYC. `
The arena-filling Matchbox Twenty singer switches gears for the show, which was shot for the upcoming nine-part Front and Center series. And he’s in fine company. The likes of Kenny Garrett, Jacky Terrasson, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron and Benny Carter have enchanted audiences at the intimate Iridium venue.
“I’m telling stories and stories are better shared when it’s a smaller group of people, then when you do it in a room like this, where all these legendary people have played,” the three-time Grammy winner tells Billboard. “There’s just a funk in this room that you can’t get anywhere else. It’s pretty cool.”