Kurt Elling, one of the most acclaimed jazz vocalists of today, is taking a tour of Europe and will perform at the Monte Mulini hotel on Wednesday, July 7, at 21 o''clock.
He will be accompanied by his band with Laurence Hobogood on the piano, Clark Sommers on the bass guitar and Ulysses Owens jr. on drums and the famous jazz guitarist John McLean.
Prominent music critics and readers of popular magazines like Down Beat and Jazz Times regularly rank Kurt Elling among the best jazz vocals. The Jazz Journalists' Association awarded him Male Singer of the Year Award and the Paris Jazz Academy presented him with the Billie Holiday Award and now in 2010, after eight previous nominations, he won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album "Dedicated to You" featuring his interpretations of Coltrane and Hartman''s hits.
Thanks to rich and resonant baritone and a vocal range of four octaves complemented by excellent singing technique, musicality, sense of rhythm, phrasing, scat improvisations and feeling for dramatic contrast and tone dynamics, his performances are convincing and emotional.
In addition to classics, he likes works of modern authors rarely performed in vocal jazz style as well, like Pat Metheny, John Coltrane, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Courtney Pine and Bobby Watson. His writes music and lyrics inspired by classics of world literature and famous authors like Rainer Marie Rilke, Marcel Proust, Jack Kerouac, Rumi, Pablo Neruda and Kenneth Rexroth and includes them in his repertoire.
This a real musical treat, for music experts and fans of good live performance, so come and hear Kurt Elling's outstanding voice and enjoy the real art of performance on the Monte Mulini pool terrace at one of the most beautiful hotel properties on the Adriatic coast.
For more details please visit: www.montemulinihotel.com/hr/.