Celebrated vocalist Kurt Elling has confirmed additional U.S. and European tour dates following the announcement of the Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY nomination for his highly praised new album SuperBlue (Edition Records). Criss-crossing the country from Minneapolis to Seattle to Brooklyn, NY Elling will bring a variety of styles, backing bands and shows to audiences including special Christmas shows in December and SuperBlue focused shows in January and beyond. Additionally, Elling has confirmed a special SuperBlue show to take place during New York’s Winter Jazzfest in January.
See below for what critics are saying about the album and a full list of tour dates.
SuperBlue is an ebullient and creative production that further underlines Elling’s dynamic and endlessly adaptable vocal skills, regardless of genre. **** Four stars
– ALL MUSIC
– THE FINANCIAL TIMES
Kurt Elling brings the groove on his funky, backbeat-driven collaboration with guitarist Charlie Hunter… a mirror-image companion piece to Elling’s [GRAMMY-winning] Secrets Are the Best Stories.
A jazz singer who can’t be contained in any frame.
Elling sounds inspired throughout both by the material and by the opportunity to defy expectations.
– NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD
Kurt Elling U.S. Tour:
12/10- Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
12/11- Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
12/12- Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
12/13- Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa
12/14- Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage
12/17-18- Ann Arbor, MI – Blue Llama Jazz Club
12/19- Chicago, IL – City Winery
1/13-22 – Winter Jazzfest – New York, NY*
2/1-3- Seattle, WA – The Triple Door *
2/4 – Eugene, OR – The Shedd *
2/5 – Portland, OR – Newmark Theater (PDX Jazz) *
2/6 – Menlo Park, CA – Guild Theatre *
2/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre on bill with Gregory Porter and Samara Joy *
*with Charlie Hunter and Corey Fonville
2/15 – Courbevoie, FR- Espace Carpeaux
2/17 – Paris, FR- New Morning
2/18 – Paris, FR- New Morning
2/19 – Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France- Palais des Congrès
2/20 – Châteauroux, FR -L’Equinoxe Scene Nationale
2/22 – Utrecht, NL- Tivoli Vredenburg
2/23 – London, EN- Jazz Café