Naval Band alumnus to kick off Parents Weekend
September 4, 2015

Kurt Elling NB’85 will bring his quintet to the Eppley Auditorium stage for a special Parents Weekend Huffington Concert Series performance on Thursday, Sept. 24. Elling Swings Sinatra will officially kick off the weekend at 8 p.m.

Elling is a Culver Summer Schools & Camps alumnus of the Naval Band.

Tickets are now on sale at Culver Academies’ Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center Box Office or by contacting Marsha Coven via email or calling (574) 842-7058. Tickets will also be available at the Eppley Auditorium Box Office one hour before the performance.

A baritone jazz singer, Elling has had all of his albums nominated for Grammys. Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman won the award in 2009. The Jazz Journalists Association has named him the Male Singer of the Year eight times over the past decade and Downbeat magazine’s critics poll has recognized him as the Male Vocalist of the Year 14 times.

With Elling Swings Sinatra, he lends his own voice to Sinatra’s vast repertoire with reinterpretations of classic hits such as Come Fly with Me, In the Still of the Night and April in Paris. 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 provided by one of the foremost singers of our time, Kurt Elling.

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