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Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter

#29 SuperBlue Kurt Elling Charlie Hunter
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DYNAMIC DUO: Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter team up for a super blues/jazz evening, May 26.
Friday May 26, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: Sold Out,
CL RECOMMENDS
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Multi-award winning, mellifluous jazz vocalist Elling partners with famed fusion 8-string guitarist Hunter (who plays bass and guitar simultaneously) to recreate their recent SuperBluerelease. It’s a lively, smooth, soulful, sometimes funky, occasionally artsy, and bluesy set, somewhere between Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Sly Stone (at his most sedate) that seems perfect for a live performance. — HH

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ABOUT THE SHOW
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, two-time GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. The New York Times proclaimed Elling, "the standout male vocalist of our time". Over a twenty-five year career of touring and recording, Elling has won three Prix du Jazz Vocal (France), two German Echo Awards, two Dutch Edison Awards, and has been nominated for a GRAMMY award fifteen times. He has had a 14-year run atop the DownBeat Critics and Readers polls, and has won twelve Jazz Journalists Awards for "Male Vocalist of the Year".

Kurt Elling's voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with his warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso improvisor and a compelling storyteller. The Guardian (UK) has named Kurt Elling, "a kind of Sinatra with superpowers," and, "one of jazz's all-time great vocalists."

Elling has recorded and toured with Branford Marsalis, Danilo Perez, Stefon Harris, Fred Hersch, James Morrison, and Charlie Hunter. He has performed extensively with larger ensembles like The Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra, The National Youth Orchestra (led by Sean Jones), The Bob Mintzer Big Band, The BBC Concert Symphony (led by Guy Barker) The Metropole Orchestra (Holland), The Irish Radio and Television Orchestra (led by Brian Byrne), The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and The WDR Orchestra and Big Band (Germany).

The Wall Street Journal said, "Elling combines authenticity with stunning originality." The Washington Post declared that, "since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling."

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