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Kurt Elling to Debut Noir Drama at Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Big Blind is a throwback to what the celebrated vocalist describes as "theater of the imagination"

Kurt Elling (photo: Anna Webber c/o Sony Music)
Kurt Elling (photo: Anna Webber c/o Sony Music)

Lauded singer Kurt Elling will debut his long-in-the-works noir musical drama, The Big Blind, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York on Mar. 1 and 2.

Elling cowrote the work with Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Galdston and stars in it as an up-and-coming jazz singer with uncertain career prospects in 1950s Chicago. “At this point in my career, I want to reach for as much as I can, and this show has given me a way to stretch my imagination,” Elling said in a press release.

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