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The Big Blind

Feb 20, 2019
The Big Blind

Miss old radio noir? For two nights only, on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 8:00pm, join fellow patrons in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater for a special event: the world premiere of Kurt Elling's "The Big Blind"

"The Big Blind" is a dramatic radio-style noir thriller inspired by true historic events, 
complete with an on-stage sound effects via "foley" artist and concert performance with vocalists. Set in the seedy underbelly of the 1950s Chicago nightclub scene, Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling stars as Jack Lewis, an up-and-coming jazz singer who faces the loss of his voice, both literally and figuratively, when his personal and professional choices upend his life.

This unique show also features Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Ulysses Owens Jr. New Century Big Band, plus new, original compositions as well as lyric adaptations of songs by Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter. 

A free pre-concert discussion takes place nightly at 7:00pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio. Rose Theater is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, at 60th Street and Broadway. Click here for more information and ticket purchases.

Photo credit: Jazz at Lincoln Center