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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Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
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, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
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.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of