In what promises to be a special engagement, preeminent jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will perform a six-night residency featuring Denmark's renowned Kluvers Big Band
at New York City's Birdland, from October 25-30. Different special guestsMiguel Zenon
, Ravi Coltrane
, Lew Tabackin
, Robin Eubanks
and Stefon Harris
will join Elling and the 18-piece ensemble each evening.
The New York Times declared Elling the standout male vocalist of our time," and for each of the past twelve years Elling has been DownBeat's Critic's Poll Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year." His repertoire of original songs and interpretations of popular standards are performed with an emotional depth and astounding technique.
Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling
," said The Washington Post, a notion Elling continues to celebrate with the announcement of this noteworthy run. Scandinavia's distinguished ensemble, The Klüvers Big Band under the direction of Jens Klüvers, was featured this past summer at the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival and this is their New York City debut. It was an honor performing with the great Klüvers ensemble in Europe this summer," said Elling. I am delighted to introduce them to a New York City audience."
Elling's latest album, The Gate," produced by the legendary Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan), features inspired interpretations of songs by The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Stevie Wondermany of which will be performed during this engagement. Elling is currently working on his next project, 1619 Broadway," a tribute to the Brill Building, the most historic music address in the world.
Kurt Elling featuring The Klüvers Big Band and Special Guests:
October 25-30, Birdland / 315 West 44th Street / (212) 581-3080
2 sets each night: 8:30 & 11pm / Tickets $40*
Tuesday, October 25 with Miguel Zenon
Wednesday, October 26 with Lew Tabackin
Thursday, October 27 with Ravi Coltrane
Friday, October 28 with Robin Eubanks
Saturday, October 29 with Ravi Coltrane
Sunday, October 30 with Stefon Harris
* Bar seat: $40 cover charge includes a drink at the bar. * Table seat: $40 plus $10/pp minimum for food and/or drinks.