Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Kurt Elling is coming to Canberra.
Widely praised as one of the most prevalent and exciting jazz musicians of the modern age, Chicago-born Elling is well known for his innovative take on jazz vocals. The emotional intensity and technical control of his incredible four-octave voice is renowned across the world, making him one of the most popular male jazz vocalists of today.
The New York Times has hailed Elling as “the standout male vocalist of our time”, while the Sydney Morning Herald described him as possessing “a rare and remarkable virtuosity used in the cause of daring sonic adventures and intelligent, wide-ranging musical enterprises”.
Elling’s illustrious career has seen him win a swathe of awards, including the Jazz Journalists Association’s Male Singer of the Year no less than eight times. He has also won the DownBeats Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years, and been nominated for ten Grammy awards, winning one for his Dedicated to You album in 2009. Elling has been referred to as the successor to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks.
In 2015, Kurt Elling put on a special show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The concert received two encores and was described by many as a virtuoso performance.
The upcoming Canberra show gives jazz fans the chance to see a world-class musician and performer in action.
Kurt Elling will be performing at the Canberra Southern Cross Club on Thursday 7 June. General release tickets are on sale from Ticketek.
*Please note that Emma Pask will not be appearing with Kurt Elling for the Canberra show.