“The standout male vocalist of our time” – The New York Times
Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling pays homage to a legendary male vocalist of the 20th century with Elling Swings Sinatra. In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s100th birthday, Elling lends his own voice to Sinatra’s vast repertoire with reinterpretations of classic hits such as Come Fly With Me, My Funny Valentine, The Lady is a Tramp, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. These ever familiar tunes are transformed by Elling’s superb vocal expertise, breathing new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. Celebrate the music of Sinatra in peak form – during an evening accented with richly told stories of a fascinating moment in time – as can only be provided by one of the foremost talents of our time, Kurt Elling.
Elling will be teamed up with the local Turner Center Jazz Orchestra for a beautiful collaboration! The Turner Center Jazz Orchestra (TCJO) is the resident professional ensemble of the Turner Jazz Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. A not-for-profit organization, the TCJO is dedicated to high-caliber, professional, authentic performances of American jazz and particularly the music of the big band tradition, including both the historic and the contemporary repertoire of that genre.