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Tour Dates

10/01/2019Bijou Theatre / Knoxville, TN
10/02/2019Magos Herrera presents A Tribute to Jo?o GIlberto / Brooklyn, NY
10/05/2019Academy of Music Theatre / Northampton, MA
10/06/2019Empire Center at Egg / Albany, NY
10/17/2019KiMo Theatre / Albuquerque, NM
10/18/2019Musical Instrument Museum / Phoenix, AZ
10/19/2019Copley Symphony Hall / San Diego, CA
10/20/2019The Soiled Dove Underground / Denver, CO
10/26/2019Guiness Cork Jazz Festival / Cork, Ireland
10/29/2019Jihočesk? Kraj - Krajsk? ?řad / Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
10/30/2019Royal Albert Hall / London, United Kingdom
10/31/2019Ronnie Scott's / London, United Kingdom
11/01/2019Ronnie Scott's / London, United Kingdom
11/02/2019Ronnie Scott's / London, United Kingdom
12/04/2019TivoliVredenburg / Utrecht, Netherlands
12/05/2019Vara Concert Hall / Vara, Sweden
12/06/2019Bergen Jazz Forum / Bergen, Norway
12/07/2019National Jazz Scene / Oslo, Norway
12/08/2019Dokkhuset- Trondheim Jazzfest Exclusive / Trondheim, Norway
12/10/2019Alexela Kontserdimaja / Tallinn, Estonia
12/12/2019Theater R?sselsheim / Mulheim Am Mosel, Germany
12/13/2019Festspielhaus St. P?lten / St. P?lten, Austria
12/15/2019Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ / Amsterdam, Netherlands
12/16/2019De Oosterpoort / Da Groningen, Netherlands
12/17/2019Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Eindhoven, Netherlands
01/25/2020Kolner Philharmonie / Koln, Germany
01/26/2020Philharmonie / Essen, Germany
02/01/2020The Jazz Cruise / Miami, FL
02/14/2020FirstOntario Performing Arts Center / St. Catharines, Canada
02/21/2020Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County / Miami, FL
03/21/2020The Center for the Performing Arts / Carmel, IN
04/09/2020Flato Markham Theatre / Markham, Canada
04/25/2020Tilles Center - Krasnoff Theater / Brookville, NY
05/01/2020Chicago Symphony Center / Chicago, IL
05/02/2020Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts / Northridge, CA

Kurt Elling: Bio

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 Postadded, "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.

Passion World, Kurt Elling's latest recording, culminates nearly five years of collecting and honing songs – and in some cases writing new lyrics – that express love, romance and heartbreak around the world. Throughout his travels, Elling has observed how deeply-felt passions are shaped in countless ways be each unique culture. Those insights hve guided the creation of Passion World, a tour-de-force project that is vibrant with diversity, celebrating what makes us all human. In concert Elling tells rich stories about exotic places, cultures and times. Passion World is a musical magic carpet taking you on a fascinating journey through the realms of romance.

1 Sing a Christmas Carol  
2 Wenceslaus (Image I)  
3 Star of Wonder  
4 We Three Kings  
5 Christmas Children  
6 Wenceslaus (Image II)  
7 Some Children See Him  
8 Little Drummer Boy  
9 Wenceslaus (Image III)  
10 The Michigan Farm (Cradle Song, Op. 41/1)  
11 The Snow is Deep on the Ground / Snowfall  
12 Same Old Lang Syne  
13 This Christmas  
14 The Beautiful Day  
Kurt Elling - The Making of A Beautiful Day
Kurt Elling - The Beautiful Day (Yule Log Video)

When Kurt Elling embraced the meaning, the spirit and the word "Christmas" in creating his new album The Beautiful Day(OKeh), he also wanted to make a holiday album that celebrated the promise and magical energy of the Christmas season that touches people of all beliefs. Inventive and fresh, The Beautiful Day reimagines the sounds of Christmas, mixing traditional carols decked out in new arrangements with songs that are revelations and rediscovered treats. 

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Direct: AccuRadio 
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Cleveland, New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Mineapolis, San Diego, Denver, Baltimore, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Raleigh NC, Rochester NY, Wichita, Sacramento, Hartford, Omaha, ME(Network), KS(Network), HI(Network), KS(Network), Honolulu, Toronto, Vancouver
INTER: Canada, UK, Singapore
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Crossover Media Projects with: Kurt Elling