Kurt Elling News

Freda Payne Returns to Jazz Routes with New CD Release COME BACK TO ME LOVE, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music - jazz - love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Kurt Elling, Jeff Bradshaw and More Set for Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

World class jazz takes center stage as Kimmel Center Presents kicks off a 2014-15 season filled with living legends influencing the future of jazz. Now in its 13th season, the Kimmel Center continues its longstanding commitment of bringing jazz legends to Philadelphia who are changing the shape of jazz across the nation, and inspire a legion of local jazz artists to explore the art form with live concert experiences across its campus. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Ben Platt: I'm Here!, The Songs of Anderson & Petty, Ga Ga for Gershwin, Andrew Kober's Koberet and Rhonda Ross. (more...)

French Vocalist Cyrille Aimée Announced as Cultural Trust Gala's Featured Performer on 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the award-winning, internationally recognized jazz vocalist and recording artist Cyrille Aimee will be the featured performer during the Cultural Trust's Gala on Saturday, September 6, 2014, performance being held at the O'Reilly Theater located in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. (more...)

Freda Payne to Perform at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill for Release of New Album 'Come Back To Me Love,' 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music - jazz - love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Freda Payne to Host COME BACK TO ME LOVE Album Release Concert at B.B. King Blues Club, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music -- jazz -- love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Trio da Paz returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. With three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates and redefines Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, all seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music. (more...)

Stephen Kelly & the Headhunted to Play Coughlan's, 16 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This Wednesday, 16th of July at 9pm, Stephen Kelly & the Headhunted will be performing at IMRO award-winning venue Coughlan's, Douglas Street, Cork City, admission €10 (more...)

Days After the Tony Awards Broadway's Brightest Lit up the Stage to Benefit Operation Smile
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On June 10, 2014, producer and director, Caleb Ryan and a cast of rising stars on Broadway revived the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in the one night only performance of We'll Take Manhattan, all to benefit Operation Smile. New World Stages played host to the performance and exclusive after party with industry heavy hitters in attendance including Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Michael Starobin, Grammy winner Kurt Elling, Two Time Tony Award Nominee Laura Osnes as well as television personality Chenoa Maxwell from the OWN network's hit television show Love in the City. (more...)

Montreal Chamber Music Festival 2014 Features CANADA'S GREAT PIANISTS & More, Now thru May 31
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, now in its 19th season, will present 22 concerts from today, May 8th through May 31st, 2014 at the historic St. George's Church, located at the corner of Peel St. and de la Gauchetiere in the heart of Montreal. (more...)

Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT: A VIDEO MUSIC MIXTAPE Premieres Tonight at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' will premiere on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM at Stage 72 / The Triad (Green Room. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Telly Leung, Hannah Elless and More Set for 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN' Benefit to Support Operation Smile, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For one night only producer Caleb Ryan and friends are reviving the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to raise money for Operation Smile as part of a new Broadway charitable initiative 'A Broadway Smile' (more...)

Montreal Chamber Music Festival 2014 to Feature CANADA'S GREAT PIANISTS & More, May 8-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, now in its 19th season, will present 22 concerts from May 8th through May 31st, 2014 at the historic St. George's Church, located at the corner of Peel St. and de la Gauchetiere in the heart of Montreal. (more...)

Kurt Elling to Headline DANCING IN THE STREET at Harris Theater, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

In a special one-night-only co-presentation honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, South Africa's 20th year free from Apartheid, and the late icon Nelson Mandela, Chicago Children's Choir and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance bring Dancing in the Street to the Harris Theater, Thursday, May 15 at 7:30PM. This joint-production welcomes Chicago-born jazz vocalist and Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling to the Harris stage for the first time, performing alongside members of the Choir during this tribute performance. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces its 2014 - 2015 Season, a year of extraordinary artists in captivating performances that will give audiences one unforgettable experience after another. There will be great dance and Broadway hits, jazz, cabaret and classical music plus many special guests and events throughout the season. Audiences can expect to welcome back many of their favorites and enjoy new artists who will be seen at the Center for the very first time. (more...)

Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its upcoming lineup, now through March 9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony tonight, February 8 – 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson. (more...)

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