Kurt Elling in Reno/Lake Tahoe
Grammy-Award winning jazz vocalist, composer, and recording star Kurt Elling will headline the Reno Jazz Orchestra’s Labor Day Weekend Shows in Reno, Nevada on August 30 and Incline Village, Nevada on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore August 31, 2019.
He has collaborated with jazz legends and classical orchestras; created multi-disciplinary theatrical works for the Steppenwolf Theatre and the City of Chicago; served as artist-in-residence for the Singapore and Monterey Jazz Festivals; and explored the fertile common ground between jazz and poetry, working with the words of Allen Ginsberg, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda and others.
Over the ensuing years, Elling has become one of the music’s most renowned practitioners of vocalese, the writing and performing of words over improvised jazz solos.
Taking the long view of Elling’s audacious and richly varied career, the Washington Post lauded, “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.”
The Reno show will be presented on August 30 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts; tickets range from $37.50 – $47.50. On Saturday, August 31, the performance will be held at Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe State Park in Incline Village, NV. Ticket prices range from $29 to $89. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be acquired through RenoJazzOrchestra.org or by contacting the Reno Jazz Orchestra at 775-372-6160.
Healing Health Systems, Chase International, the EL Cord Foundation, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, City of Reno, Thunder Vick & Co., Montreux, and the RJO Circle of Friends support this event.