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Monday, May 4
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7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

CANCELLED – Secrets Are the Best Stories: Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez – 7:00 PM

COVID-19 Update: Recognizing the mandate from the Governor of California and other official agencies, Kuumbwa Jazz is cancelling/postponing concerts through at least May 8th. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly regarding refunds and other ticketing options, such as crediting the ticket(s) towards a future concert date, or recognizing the value of a ticket purchase as a tax-deductible donation to Kuumbwa Jazz. We will be working on rescheduling as many concert dates as possible and will provide updates as they become available. We appreciate your understanding and we will continue to follow the direction and guidance provided by official agencies, as the wellbeing of our patrons and community remains our top priority. 

On his Grammy Award-nominated 2018 album, The Questions, acclaimed vocalist Kurt Elling confronted the whirlwind of uncertainty that threatens modern life by musing on the timeless yet ever-timely issues confronting humanity. For his much-anticipated follow-up, Secrets Are the Best Stories, Elling searches deeper into those profound questions with the help of renowned pianist Danilo Pérez, whose own work has long embraced a global vision of unity and acceptance. Together, the two draw inspiration from the musical and lyrical insights of jazz masters, brilliant poets, and respected authors to craft the stunning compositions that make up Secrets Are the Best Stories. Elling joins evocative new lyrics to compositions by greats like Pérez’s iconic collaborator Wayne Shorter, late fusion bass genius Jaco Pastorius, visionary composer/arranger Vince Mendoza and multi-instrumentalist Django Bates, along with pieces from Pérez’s own catalogue. Along with his own compelling narratives, Elling adapts the words of poets Franz Wright and Robert Bly, and Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison. With this gorgeous new album, Elling makes no secret of the empathy that he feels for-and hopes to find in-his fellows citizens of the world. “I start from the heart,” Elling says of his songwriting process. “And my heart goes to compassion.”

(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Sponsored by Bob & Suzanne Young

Kurt Elling Website

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
Website:
www.kuumbwajazz.org

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