Kurt Elling http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival: Kurt Elling Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-kurt-elling-live <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; A classic male singer, Kurt Elling has an old-school vibe to everything from his mannered stage banter to his declamatory, full-chested delivery. But he isn't afraid to write brainy, twisty lyrics over an obscure jazz number, or take a pop song back to the drawing board. He can do a lot with his voice, you see, and the band featuring long-time collaborator Laurence Hobgood, a pianist, helps to set the stage. Also joining him on stage are guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Kendrick Scott.<br>Set List: Wed, 22 May 2013 02:00:00 +0000 27844 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Kurt Elling Live Newport Jazz Festival: John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet + 1 Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-john-hollenbecks-claudia-quintet-1-live <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, April 30 at 9 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A powerhouse behind the drum kit, John </span>Hollenbeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is also becoming one of the great composer-bandleaders of the age. After last year's large ensemble show, he returns to Newport with his unusual small group, the Claudia Quintet (and a sixth member on piano). The band's latest release What Is The Beautiful? sets poems by Kenneth </span>Patchen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to music; much like the album, vocalists Kurt </span>Elling<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Theo </span>Bleckmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stand and deliver on stage.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 02:00:00 +0000 26718 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet + 1 Live