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Kurt Elling to Headline Reno Jazz Orchestra’s Labor Day Shows

Kurt Elling, the Grammy-award winning vocalist and composer, will headline the Reno Jazz Orchestra’s Labor Day Weekend Shows in Reno, Nevada on August 30 and Incline Village, Nevada, located on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, on August 31. The 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra will accompany Elling during the shows. Based in northern Nevada for more than … Read More “Kurt Elling to Headline Reno Jazz Orchestra’s Labor Day Shows”

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Kurt Elling to Debut Noir Drama at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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 … Read More “Kurt Elling to Debut Noir Drama at Jazz at Lincoln Center”

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New Album Narrates Charlie Parker’s Life in Song

On June 16, Impulse!/Verve will release The Passion of Charlie Parker, an album of iconic Parker songs transformed through the addition of lyrics to create a musical play that narrates Bird’s life. Produced by Larry Klein with lyrics by David Baerwald, the album features actor Jeffrey Wright in the role of Parker as narrator, with vocals provided by … Read More “New Album Narrates Charlie Parker’s Life in Song”

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