Kurt Elling   1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project

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Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project

Fri, January 11, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$40.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
Kurt Elling   1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
Kurt Elling
1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project

With his new album, Kurt Elling - "The standout male vocalist of our time," (New York Times) – celebrates the legendary honeycomb of offices and studios in the heart of midtown Manhattan which served as the creative home for more than 160 tenants associated with the pop-music industry including Leiber and Stoller (“Stand By Me”), Goffin and King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”), Mann and Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”), and Bacharach and David (“Walk On By”). Even for the ceaselessly inventive GRAMMY®-winning singer-lyricist, "1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project" is an unexpected step, but one guaranteed to further solidify his reputation for bold innovation and superb craftsmanship. Starting in Chicago, Elling recorded several of his early albums, earned the first of many GRAMMY® nominations and catapulted onto the national stage before moving to Manhattan in 2008. In a sense "1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project" is also his response to that career journey.

“Having done so many projects about my love for Chicago,” Elling says, “I wanted to make something that spoke of my love for New York.” The two cities define his career. Elling developed his craft in Chicago, and recorded several of his early albums there – including his debut, Close Your Eyes, which catapulted him onto the national stage and earned the first of his many GRAMMY® nominations. (All told, every one of Elling’s nine albums has been nominated for at least one jazz GRAMMY® – a streak unequalled in GRAMMY® history.)

“I didn’t want to cover any of the New York songwriters jazz people usually go to: the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, all of whom I love; I wanted to reach out for something different. The vast collection of songs coming out of The Brill Building seemed like a gold mine.”
Venue Information:
Birdland
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/