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An Evening with Kurt Elling & The Klüvers Big Band Wednesday, November 2 in Boston

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Wilbur Theatre, Boston “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” -Nate Chinen, The New York Times

 
 
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PRLog - Nov. 1, 2011 - Boston, MA--HT Productions will present “An Evening with Kurt Elling & The Klüvers Big Band” on Wednesday, November 2, 2011  at 8:00 PM at the Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.  Tickets at $37 and $27 [including a $2 facility fee] are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, at the Wilbur Theatre Box Office, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling:  800-745-3000.  For more information please visit www.thewilburtheatre.com.  

Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on half a dozen occasions in the past ten years and “Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year” in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past twelve years.  He is also a Grammy® winner, and every record he has made has been Grammy® nominated.  Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth.  His command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics is more like a virtuoso jazz instrumentalist than a vocalist. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

Said The Washington Post, “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.”   Elling has also been featured in profiles for CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, on Ramsey Lewis’ Legends of Jazz, and in hundreds of publications.

There’s one thing the American singer and jazz superstar Kurt Elling doesn’t doubt for a moment:  that after a 30-year musical journey, Klüver’s Big Band from Denmark has played its way up through the ranks until it now stands (and swings) among the most elite of Europe’s big bands. Elling’s acknowledgment came during his most recent tour with the band, and his appreciation has been underlined by recent plans for the singer and band to make a recording together.

The orchestra has come a long way since it was formed in 1977 by a group of young musical students under the leadership of Jens Klüver. A great boost to the band’s success came 11 years later when it was declared Denmark’s first 'basic rhythmic ensemble,’ which later led to economic support from both the municipality and the national government. This secured fantastic working conditions – a very rare occurrence on the Danish rhythmical music scene – and thus the opportunity for the big band to continue growing.
 
Klüver’s Big Band plays many concerts each year. Some of these are elementary- and high school concerts, since one of the band’s most important objectives is to enhance the knowledge and enjoyment of jazz among young and old alike, a goal which is fully lived up to in the orchestra’s latest CD release with former Count Basie drummer Dennis Mackrel.  Now the band comes to the United States for the very first time, in part, with the support of the Danish government.

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Sue Auclair Promotions is a full service public relations and publicity firm located in the Boston area and specializing in music, the arts and entertainment . For more information, check us out on the web at http://www.sueauclair.com

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