Sunday, May 5, 2019

Kurt Elling in Concert in South Florida JAZZ 2019 Season Series at Bailey Hall May 18, 2019.

South Florida JAZZ
Kurt Elling
If there is a royal bloodline of male jazz
singers, I'd suggest it progresses from
Satchmo to Mel Torme to Jon Hendricks 
to Mark Murphy to Kurt Elling. ~ JazzTimes

Saturday, May 18, 2019 ~ 8pm

Chicago native Kurt Elling is the greatest male jazz singer – or just jazz singer – of our time. In a career spanning 23 years, Elling has risen to international prominence as a jazz artist and creative singer. An intellectual superman, he is a master of “vocalese” and scatting, having been influenced by singer Mark Murphy, trumpeter Chet Baker, and poet Jack Kerouac. Remarkably, each of his twelve albums was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and Dedicated to You won in 2010 and a 13th nomination in 2017 for Upward Spiral with Branford Marsalis. He is a perennial critics poll-winner and his quintet tours the world. This will be Mr. Elling’s sixth performance for South Florida JAZZ. His last appearance in South Florida was a collaboration with saxophonist Branford Marsalis with whom he was awarded another GRAMMY® for Upward Spiral. In addition, Kurt, bright, inquisitive and eloquent, is an especially gifted writer, both of lyrics and prose.
(Kurt Elling – vocals, Stu Mindeman – piano and organ, 
John McLean – guitar, Clark Sommers – double bass, 
Adonis Rose – drums)
at Bailey Hall
Bailey Hall at Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Building 4
Davie, FL 33314 

South Florida JAZZ, South Florida’s premier jazz organization, in partnership with Bailey Hall, announces a powerhouse lineup for its second season at the elegant Broward College venue.

Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking. INDIVIDUAL TICKTETS are available online by visiting or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until curtain time.  All performances commence at 8:00 p.m. 

“Based on the musical vocabulary and innovations of its forebears, jazz is always evolving and we have put this season together to feature a dazzling array of modern jazz in all its iterations,” said South Florida JAZZ President Ronald B. Weber, M.D.  “From veteran stars, such as Randy Brecker and John Scofield, to established, but still rising stars Donny McCaslin and Stefon Harris and international sensation Lionel Loueke, our 2019 season is a snapshot of where jazz is today and the artists that are creating its future.”

“We are excited to present the evolution of the “South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall” concert series and to welcome these acclaimed artists to our stage,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall.

Here is a brief sketch of the artists that will appear in
2019’s South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall:

Saturday, June 15, 2019 ~ 8pm
The genre-bending icons join forces to present a special night of song and guitar wizardry as they perform sets of original material in an evening that will culminate in an unforgettable jam backed by Loueke's dynamic trio. Raul Midón delivers a signature combination of silky tenor voice and percussive guitar style that is a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused wonder. 

From the small West African nation of Benin, Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past ten years since he was picked, in 2008 and 2009, as top “Rising Star” guitarist in DownBeat magazine's annual Critics Poll, appearing on Herbie Hancock’s double- GRAMMY-winning album, The Joni Letters. He combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melody and a deep knowledge of African music to create a warm and evocative personal sound. 

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division.


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