EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE PRESENTS
1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
Friday, March 21, 2014
Pre-show entertainment 7pm - The JazzYYC Youth Band
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
The standout male vocalist of our time. ~ New York Times
Described by the London Telegraph as "the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world," the Brill Building of New York City has an astounding list of famous songwriters who penned popular hits of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. American jazz vocalist, composer and lyricist Kurt Elling brings to Calgary selections from his latest release, 1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project, recorded as a tribute to the famed hotspot of the music industry.
Even for the inventive, Grammy-winning Elling, this album is unexpected – but guaranteed to further solidify his reputation for bold innovation and superb craftsmanship. Some jazz fans may raise an eyebrow at his song choices, but Elling has always been known to push the boundaries of the genre and reminds us that artists from Louis Armstrong to Sonny Rollins and Herbie Hancock have successfully transformed one era’s pop songs into another’s jazz standards.
Part of EPCOR CENTRE's Jazz Series.
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Special features incorporated into the hall design allow rentals to outside promoters and the community, providing a spectrum of entertainment year-round.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
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