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Exclusive Offer for Mastercard Cardholders (Dinner & Show): Enjoy a Private 4 Course Meal and Meet Kurt Elling Before Experiencing his Performance - 8PM - 11/26/17
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
Exclusive Offer for Mastercard Cardholders (Dinner & Show): Enjoy a Private 4 Course Meal and Meet Kurt Elling Before Experiencing his Performance from the Best Seats in the House
Indulge in a night of gourmet cuisine, fine wine and live music from Kurt Elling with this once in a lifetime experience. Start your evening on our Mezzanine space with a birds's eye view, overlooking the Chicago Skyline where you’ll savor a delicious 4 course, Mediterranean-inspired meal with wines curated by our head sommelier. During the dinner you’ll have the rare opportunity to meet-and-greet with Kurt Elling who will grace the room with their presence. After dinner, you’ll head into the Venue and experience his performance in great seats.
- Four-course dinner with wine pairing in City Winery’s Mezzanine. Three courses served with three glasses of wine on the Mezzanine, and Dessert, 4th course, is served in the main dining room during the performance with coffee and tea.
- Meet-and-greet with Kurt Elling.
- Photo opportunity.
- VIP ticket to performance.
What to Know:
- Purchase must be made with a valid Mastercard®
- Offer is final sale and non-refundable
- City Winery is located at 1200 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607
- Seat reservation is required and subject to availability
- Tax is not included and will be charged upon final sale
- Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions
GRAMMY® winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with international jazz awards, including the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.
The New York Times declared, "Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time." The Washington Post added, "Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz."
Elling was the Artist-in-Residence for the Singapore and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has also written multi-disciplinary works for The Steppenwolf Theatre and the City of Chicago. The Obama Administration's first state dinner featured Elling in a command performance.
Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese — the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos. The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Elling has set his own lyrics to the improvised solos of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, among others.
He often incorporates images and references from writers such as Rilke, Rumi, Neruda and Proust into his work. The late poet and Bollingen Prize winner Robert Creeley wrote, "Kurt Elling takes us into a world of sacred particulars. His words are informed by a powerful poetic spirit." Said Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, "In Kurt Elling?s art, the voice of jazz gives a new spiritual presence to the ancient, sweet and powerful bond between poetry and music.”
Kurt Elling has toured vigorously throughout his career, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In that time he has led his own ensemble and has collaborated with many of the world's finest orchestras.
In 2017 Elling can be seen touring with the Branford Marsalis Quartet in the US and Europe. Their Grammy-nominated recording Upward Spiral (OKeh/Sony) seamlessly integrates Elling's vocal prowess into their tightly knit, almost telepathic ensemble.
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