Kurt Elling & Joey Calderazzo | SFJAZZ 2024-25 Season
Kurt Elling & Joey Calderazzo
Art of the Duo

Kurt Elling & Joey Calderazzo

 

SEP 12-15 | Sing, Sing, Sing I

Sep 13, 2024
Miner Auditorium
FriSep 13

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7:30 PM

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Recommended by Terence Blanchard
"Should be a beautiful performance. Love Kurt’s voice. He has a very distinct sound and approach and is very thoughtful in how he uses improvisation. Joey is a premiere jazz pianist who isn’t recognized as much as he should be."

ABOUT THIS SHOW
The supremely creative vocalist, lyricist and producer Kurt Elling is always on the hunt for collaborators eager to explore new musical directions. In pianist Joey Calderazzo, he’s found a consummate compadre who shares the same passion for rarified melodicism, brawny swing, and fearless improvisational gambits. 

The relationship was forged in the red-hot crucible of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, Calderazzo’s primary gig since the late 1990s (after a brilliant introduction with tenor titan Michael Brecker, who produced the pianist’s first album). Touring widely with the band after appearing as a special guest on Marsalis’s 2015 album Upward Spiral, Elling made note of Calderazzo’s fierce intelligence and circled back to pursue a new project together. After recently delving into the songbook of the visionary fusion band Weather Report, they bring a new project to this date.

With two GRAMMY Awards and 16 nominations, Elling has been recognized as one of jazz’s most formidable male vocalists since the release of his 2015 Blue Note debut Close Your Eyes.

From Brad Mehldau and Fred Hersch to Joanne Brackeen and Harold Mabern, he’s been the go-to cat for off-the-beaten path assignments. In recent years he’s been roving with guitar wizard Charlie Hunter in SuperBlue, a funk-informed project that has opened up new musical vistas.

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The supremely creative vocalist Kurt Elling performs in duo with the masterful pianist Joey Calderazzo, known for his work in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. 

Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling.

The Washington Post

Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling.

The Washington Post

Personnel

Kurt Elling vocals
Joey Calderazzo piano

A yardstick against which all other post-bop pianists can be measured

all music guide on joey calderazzo

Personnel

Kurt Elling vocals
Joey Calderazzo piano

A yardstick against which all other post-bop pianists can be measured

all music guide on joey calderazzo

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