Community: Downtown Cleveland
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times
WHAT: Faced with canceling their all-star jazz series due to COVID-19, the village of Pinecrest, FL, has reimagined it as a livestream world-wide event and fundraiser for both Pinecrest Gardens and World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by acclaimed international Chef José Andrés, feeding victims and medical personnel nationwide. The full series will feature Jon Secada, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Joey Alexander, and Manhattan Transfer. Tickets are $15 USD each or $87 for the entire series and may be purchased at https://jazzaid.eduvision.tv/liveevents
WHO: Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”
WHERE: Online only at https://jazzaid.eduvision.tv/liveevents
WHEN: Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 PM (20:00) USA Eastern Time
DETAILS: Elling’s most recent release, The Questions, searches for answers to the culture’s most divisive social, political and spiritual issues via the songs of Bob Dylan, Carla Bley and Leonard Bernstein, and the poetry of Rumi and Wallace Stevens. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition. “Since the mid-1990s,” hails the Washington Post, “[Elling] has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz."
Hosted by Tito Puente, Jr, Billboard Music Award winner, & Ceci Velasco, Executive Director of Miami Beach's Ocean Drive Association. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.