GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNER KURT ELLING MAKES CAFÉ CARLYLE DEBUT, OCTOBER 13-17
GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling makes his Café Carlyle debut with Elling Swings Sinatra, October 13-17. The five-night run will pay homage to the legendary male vocalist in celebration of Sinatra’s centenary. Elling will lend 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 will be transformed by Elling’s superb vocal expertise, breathing new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. At Café Carlyle, he will be accompanied by Clark Sommers on bass, John McLean on guitar, Jared Schonig on drums, Wayne Tucker on trumpet, Troy Roberts on tenor sax and Gary Versace on piano (Ted Rosenthal replacing Gary Versace on October 16 only).
Performances will take place Tuesday – Friday at 8:45pm; and Saturdays at 8:45pm and 10:45pm. Reservations made by phone at 212.744.1600 are $75 ($125 for premium seating, $55 for bar seating) Tuesday – Thursday & the Saturday late show; and $90 ($140 for premium seating, $75 for bar seating) on Friday and Saturday. Reservations made online at www.ticketweb.com are $80 ($135 for premium seating) Tuesday – Thursday & the Saturday late show; and $90 ($150 for premium seating) on Friday and Saturday. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz musicians; winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. The Washington Post says, “Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”
About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City’s bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle’s first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.