On February 11, 2015, three days before Valentine’s Day, XAVIER and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a little early with their salute to soul music's leading ladies. Now in it’s fourth year! Past guests have included Tony Award winner Lena Hall, Stephin Merritt, Joan As Policewoman, Sxip Shirey, Lady Rizo, and Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive. Joining him this year are Bright Light Bright Light, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Cassondra James Kellam (Alecia Keys), Joe’s Pub Artist-in-Residence Bridget Barkan, Big Dipper, and a few surprises. David Nagler serves as musical director.
Xavier has received un-coerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business, including D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Devo, Anita Baker, Lena Horne, TV on the Radio, The Rapture, and Ashford & Simpson. He's also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his UK debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. The Boys Choir of Harlem alum has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Diane Birch, Bright Light Bright Light, Stephin Merritt, Sxip Shirey, and LL Cool J. He is a member of Nova Social and also writes and performs regularly with Slow Knights.