Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes

Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes

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Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes

Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes

Mon, Oct 5, 2020, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive
  • Greer Cabaret Theater

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our venues and events. The safety of our guests, staff, and artists is of paramount importance, and in continued response to Governor Wolf's order, effective March 19, 2020 until further notice, to prohibit the operation of all businesses that are not life-sustaining, we have come to the extremely difficult decision to suspend additional Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events, extending through June 14.

As a result, Kurt Elling has been rescheduled to Monday, October 5, 2020. Ticket buyers were contacted by email on March 31, 2020. Please check your email for ticket options from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (noreply@trustarts.org). We appreciate your response within two weeks. If we have not connected with you, please Contact Us.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we process a large number of requests.


The Music of Frank Sinatra, Jon Hendricks, Billy Eckstine, and Nancy Wilson

Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”

Elling’s most recent release, Secrets Are the Best Stories, continues the explorations begun on his Grammy-nominated The Questions, delving even deeper into life’s most challenging philosophical puzzles alongside renowned pianist Danilo Pérez, whose work embraces a unifying global vision. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition. “Since the mid-1990s,” hails the Washington Post, “[Elling] has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”

The 2020 JazzLive Legacy Award announcement and presentation will take place at this concert. Tickets to the Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes concert are required.

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Each April, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month in the Cultural District with workshops, concerts, and other special presentations. Check out our JazzLive section for a listing of this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month programming.

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
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