Jazz legend Kurt Elling to perform in Culver Sept. 24

By: 
Culver Citizen
Staff Writer

PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTED START TIME FOR THE SEPT. 24 EVENT AS LISTED IN OUR SEPT. 3 PRINT EDITION.

This year's Culver Academies Huffington Concert Series kicks off with Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist (and Academies' graduate/Fine Arts Hall of Fame member) Kurt Elling, who will perform his Frank Sinatra 100th anniversary tribute at the Academies' Eppley Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 24, starting at 8 p.m.

Elling is considered one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Kurt Elling, a 1985 Culver Military Academy graduate, has toured vigorously throughout his career, leading his own ensemble and collaborating with many of the world’s finest orchestras.

In celebration of Sinatra’s centenary. Elling lends his own voice to Sinatra’s vast repertoire with reinterpretations of classic hits such as “Come Fly With Me,” “In the Still of the Night” and “April in Paris.”

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