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Kurt Elling w/ The Swingles

  • Herbst Theatre, San Francisco War Memorial 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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Possessing a remarkably expressive baritone, Elling spent much of the last year touring with saxophone great Branford Marsalis, who featured him on his Marsalis Music quartet album Upward Spiral. For this concert Elling is joined by The Swingles, the five-time GRAMMY Award-winning British jazz vocal ensemble created by American-born arranger Ward Swingle. The seven-member group has been a leading force in a cappella for over four decades. Featured on Glee and Grey’s Anatomy as well as the soundtrack for the Harvey Milk biopic Milk, the Swingles infuse everything from Björk to Bach with lush jazz harmonies.

The vocal and choral world has changed considerably in the last 50 years... But The Swingles have managed to hold onto to their distinctive niche and continue to thrive.
— Chicago Sun-Times
The standout male vocalist of our time.
— The New York Times

Kurt Elling vocals
other artists TBA

Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson
Sara Davey
Clare Wheeler
Oliver Griffiths
Jon Smith
Kevin Fox
Edward Randell

Earlier Event: December 5
The Cosmo Alleycats
Later Event: December 8
Matthew Shipp Trio