CURTIS STIGERS CHANNELS THE HIP, SWINGING CHEMISTRY OF FRANK SINATRA AND THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.
Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has been bringing those worlds together in his own music for the last three decades (along with touches of nearly every other genre one could call to mind), which makes him an ideal candidate to reinterpret Ol’ Blue Eyes’ cherished repertoire for modern ears. On his twelfth album and ninth release for Concord Records, One More for the Road, Stigers captures the rare alchemy of hipness, elegance, playfulness and feeling that made Sinatra’s renditions of these songs immortal while adding his own unique twist.
Live, on the Resonance stage, Stigers performs songs from the album along with other standards; joined by the Seattle-based, Full Circle Big Band, comprised entirely of heavy weight musicians, all soloists in their own right.
Festival-goers may have several acts and venues from which to choose, but only Resonance features a world class performer like Stigers backed by a full seventeen piece big band, all in the comfort of our stylish, sophisticated, modern, intimate, and superior acoustic. Select a seat at a table, enjoy a glass of quality wine, and soak in the sounds of masterful music-making. Not a bad seat in the house, no seat is less than 12 yards from the stage.
- This is a two show event, 75 minutes each.
- First show begins at 6:30 pm.
- Second show begins at 8:15 pm.
- Doors open approx. 30 minutes prior to each showtime.
- Please be certain to purchase the correct show.
- A valid ticket must be purchased to attend either or both show(s).
- Tickets include one complimentary drink from the bar (limited to single serving options only).
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About Curtis Stigers
On One More for the Road, released in January, 2017 via Concord Jazz, Stigers finds his own version of that elusive Sinatra-Basie chemistry with the virtuosic and ebulliently swinging musicians of the Danish Radio Big Band. Recorded in the band’s headquarters, the acoustic marvel that is the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, the bristling live recording […]
About Full Circle Big Band
The Full Circle Big Band is an powered up version of Seattle’s, Full Circle Jazz Ensemble. Several members of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra join most of the members of Full Circle for this special Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival engagement with Curtis Stigers. Saxophones: Nathaniel Paul Schleimer (director, Full Circle) Michael Brockman (director, SRJO) […]
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