Kurt Elling "The Beautiful Day"

SOLD OUT - Kurt Elling "The Beautiful Day", + support this week: Freddie Gavita Qrt, Ronnie Scott's Qnt & Gary Husband Trio Project

Monday 7th November 2016 - Saturday 12th November 2016
Dates: Monday 7th November - Saturday 12th November Ticket Prices: £40.00 - £60.00
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Dates:

Monday 7th November 2016
- Saturday 12th November 2016

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£40.00 - £60.00

Featuring:

Kurt Elling "The Beautiful Day" + support this week: Freddie Gavita Qrt, Ronnie Scott's Qnt & Gary Husband Trio Project

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Kurt Elling "The Beautiful Day" + support this week: Freddie Gavita Qrt, Ronnie Scott's Qnt & Gary Husband Trio Project

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These shows are part of the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Masters Series. Fri 11th and Sat 12th performances are part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Line up confirmed: Kurt Elling - Voice, Stu Mindeman - Piano/Organ, Ulysses Owens Jr. - Drums, Clark Sommers - Bass & John Mclean – Guitar.

"He is the standout male jazz vocalist of our time" .The New York Times

GRAMMY® winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the last fourteen years and has been named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. An interntional jazz award winner, he has also been GRAMMY nominated a dozen times.


Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.


The New York Times declared, "Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time." The Washington Post added, "Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz."

Elling was the Artist-in-Residence for the Singapore and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has also written multi-disciplinary works for The Steppenwolf Theatre and the City of Chicago. The Obama Administration's first state dinner featured Elling in a command performance.

Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese—the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos. The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Elling has set his own lyrics to the improvised solos of Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny. He often incorporates images and references from writers such as Rilke, Rumi, Neruda and Proust into his work. The late poet and Bollingen Prize winner Robert Creeley wrote, "Kurt Elling takes us into a world of sacred particulars. His words are informed by a powerful poetic spirit." Said Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, "In Kurt Elling's art, the voice of jazz gives a new spiritual presence to the ancient, sweet and powerful bond between poetry and music."

Kurt Elling has toured vigorously throughout his career, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In that time he has led his own ensemble and has collaborated with many of the world's finest orchestras.

Kurt Elling's first holiday album, The Beautiful Day, is truly beautiful and festive in a swinging way, and is due to be released at the end of October! Elling sings classic Christmas and popular holiday songs with an ease and confidence proving once more that he is one of the best jazz singers of our time.

 

 

Supporting Artist/Band

+ support this week: Freddie Gavita Qrt, Ronnie Scott's Qnt & Gary Husband Trio Project

Monday 07/11: FREDDIE GAVITA QUARTET feat.

FREDDIE GAVITA - trumpet,

SAM BURGESS - bass,

CHRIS HIGGINGBOTTOM - drums,

TIM LAPTHORNE - piano


Tue 08 - Wed 09/11: THE RONNIE SCOTT'S CLUB QUINTET featuring

FREDDIE GAVITA – trumpet,

ALEX GARNETT – tenor sax,

JAMES PEARSON – piano,

SAM BURGESS – bass,

CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM - drums

 

Thu 10 - Sat 12/11: GARY HUSBAND TRIO PROJECT feat.

GARY HUSBAND - drums,

SAM BURGESS - bass,

JAMES PEARSON - piano (Thurs only)

JULIAN SIEGEL - sax (Fri)

GRAHAM BLEVINS - sax (Sat)

 


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Dates: Monday 7th November - Saturday 12th November Ticket Prices: £40.00 - £60.00
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