Kurt Elling Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez

Event details

  • Friday | May 10 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 | boxoffice@dacamera.com

“the standout male vocalist of our time” — The New York Times

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. Over a twenty-five year career of touring and recording, Elling has been nominated for a Grammy Award 15 times, had a 14-year run atop the DownBeat Critics and Readers polls, and won 12 Jazz Journalists Awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year.”

For his Secrets Are the Best Stories project with pianist Danilo Pérez, Elling adds evocative new lyrics to compositions by greats like Pérez’s iconic collaborator Wayne Shorter, late fusion bass genius Jaco Pastorius, and visionary composer/arranger Vince Mendoza, and to pieces from Pérez’s own catalog. Along with his own compelling narratives, Elling adapts the works of contemporary poets Franz Wright and Robert Bly, the 19th century abolitionist poet Frances E.W. Harper and Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison.

“since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling.” — The Washington Post

“the standout male vocalist of our time” — The New York Times

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Marvy Finger Family Foundation  | Texas Commission on the Arts

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