Kurt Elling - A Toast to Mom - 8PM SHOW - 5/9/21 **SOCIAL DISTANCE SEATING - LIMITED CAPACITY**Sunday, May 09 2021 7pm Doors / 8pm Start
Kurt Elling - A Toast to Mom - 8PM SHOW - 5/9/21 **SOCIAL DISTANCE SEATING - LIMITED CAPACITY**
at City Winery Chicago
Welcome Back To City Winery!
The Show Must Go On...Just a Bit Differently!
Welcome back to City Winery! To protect the safety of our guests, our performers and our staff, we have established a socially-distanced seating layout in our concert venue. Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with official local health guidelines:
We will be continually updating our seating map to adhere to all official guidelines regarding social distance requirements as they evolve. We have reduced our capacity and all seating will be General Admission. In the event that capacity limits change, we will adjust our venue seating to offer additional tickets while maintaining the recommended distance between parties.
We recommend coming to the venue one hour early to enjoy a pre-show dinner in our venue (with contactless ordering and payment!) for the best experience.
All guests are required to complete a contactless temperature check and wellness questionnaire (we take this too) prior to entering our venue. Also, we require all patrons to wear a mask or face covering when entering, moving throughout public areas and while speaking with our staff and other guests. You're welcome to take off your mask at your table.
We are no longer seating unaffiliated parties at the same table. As such, tickets for this show will be sold in quantities of 2 or 4 people. Please select the appropriate group size for you and your companions.
Limited amount of single tickets available by contacting the Box Office at [email protected]
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, two-time GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. The New York Times proclaimed Elling, “the standout male vocalist of our time”. Over a twenty-five year career of touring and recording, Elling has won three Prix du Jazz Vocal (France), two German Echo Awards, two Dutch Edison Awards, and has been nominated for a GRAMMY award fifteen times. He has had a 14-year run atop the DownBeat Critics and Readers polls, and has won twelve Jazz Journalists Awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year”.
Kurt Elling’s voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with his warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso improvisor and a compelling storyteller. The Guardian (UK) has named Kurt Elling, “a kind of Sinatra with superpowers,” and, “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists.”
Elling has recorded and toured with Branford Marsalis, Danilo Perez, Stefon Harris, Fred Hersch, James Morrison, and Charlie Hunter. He has performed extensively with larger ensembles like The Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra, The National Youth Orchestra (led by Sean Jones), The Bob Mintzer Big Band, The BBC Concert Symphony (led by Guy Barker) The Metropole Orchestra (Holland), The Irish Radio and Television Orchestra (led by Brian Byrne), The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and The WDR Orchestra and Big Band (Germany).
The Wall Street Journal said, “Elling combines authenticity with stunning originality.” The Washington Post declared that, “since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling.”
Elling’s dynamism is enhanced exponentially by the fact that he consistently generates new vocal material by writing and recording signature and definitive lyrics to the compositions of foundational jazz composers like John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul. Additionally, Kurt Elling has co-created multi-disciplinary performances for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater and The City of Chicago. Jazz At Lincoln Center saw the world premier of The Big Blind, an entirely new jazz musical-in-progress Elling is co-writing with collaborator Phil Galdston (“Save The Best For Last”). National Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky declared that, “In Kurt Elling’s art, the voice of jazz gives new spiritual presence to the ancient, sweet and powerful bond between poetry and music.”
Elling has toured the world in a variety of contexts, including UNESCO-sponsored “International Jazz Day” performances in Havana, Cuba, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in Melbourne, Australia and in Washington DC. He has twice performed at the White House, including a performance in collaboration with the late Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Orchestra for President Obama’s first State Dinner. He has served as Artist-In-Residence at the Monterey and Singapore Jazz Festivals. As a music industry leader, Elling spent six years serving as a Trustee and two years as Vice Chairman of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.