Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kurt Elling's new album and tour celebrating Coltrane & Hartman

Kurt Elling is doing the mix sessions of his new album, "Dedicated to You," scheduled for release in June on the Concord label. It's a live recording made in concert at Lincoln Center's Allen Room with arrangements of music associated with John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman on their legendary LP for Impulse! as tailored by Laurence Hobgood. The concert features special guests Ernie Watts (tenor) and the new Ethel String Quartet. Watch below for the limited touring dates this Spring and Summer:

April 16, 2009
KE sings Coltrane/Hartman
Featuring Ernie Watts and Ethel String Quartet and Laurence Hobgood Trio
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI

April 17 -18, 2009
KE Quartet with Ernie Watts
Chicago, IL

May 1, 2009
KE Quartet (Opening for Brubeck)

May 3, 2009KE Quartet
New Orleans, LA

May 22, 2009KE Quartet
Seattle, Washington

May 23, 2009
KE Quartet
Manitoba Theatre
Winnipeg, Canada

June 16- 20 2009
KE Quartet
New York, NY

June 30, 2009
KE Quartet
West-Can Festival
Edmonton AB, Canada

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