Steppin’ Out!

Kurt Elling with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith

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  • Thursday 26 September
    8pm
  • Elgin Town Hall
£25 / £22 / £10 Under 18 years of age

Music

Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has cultivated a lasting partnership with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra over the past decade, spanning a diverse repertoire encompassing the Great American Songbook, pop, rock, and beyond.

In this latest collaboration, directed by the jazz legend Tommy Smith, Elling showcases his virtuosity through a thoughtfully curated selection of songs drawn from Sinatra’s iconic albums, Basie and Ellington big band classics, enchanting show tunes, soul-stirring saxophone masterpieces by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, and 1980s pop hits by the Police and Joe Jackson.

The musical journey continues with the masterly fusion of Weather Report and Elling’s collaboration with the exceptionally talented guitarist Charlie Hunter in Superblue.


    “The deliciously dark double act of Tommy Smith and Kurt Elling creates a grand spectacle... a compelling flow and an understated atmosphere of grandeur.”

    The Times

    "the standout male vocalist of our time” - New York Times“a kind of Sinatra with superpowers,” and, “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists.”

    The Guardian on Kurt Elling

    “the orchestra deftly executes the flutters, riffs and stabs of big band tradition, and delivers cushioning harmonies and springy rhythms.”

    Financial Times on SNJO

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