Kurt Elling sings a building’s gems

If ever there were a concept album just waiting to be made, it would be one that focused on the famed New York building from which many of the greatest songs of the 20th Century emerged.

In a space that united songwriters and artists, the Brill Building produced a gold mine of great songs that are ingrained in the American consciousness.

Among them are 11 classic tunes covered by acclaimed vocalist Kurt Elling on his new album, 1619 Broadway, from “Come Fly With Me” and “A House Is Not A Home” to, of course, “On Broadway.”

A remarkable singer known for his range and artistic vision, Elling performs tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club.

Joining him on stage will be Laurence Hobgood on piano, John McLean on guitar, Clark Sommers on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums.

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