9:30 Lights, cats to stage, tune up.
Richard steele announcements
Benefit for NYC Fire Safety Foundation
Portion of the Proceeds from ticket sales
All profits from tonight's cd sales
The Star Spangled Banner
KE reads introduction – LH plays free – direct segue into
Not While I'm Around (Gailoretto Soprano Solo)
KE small intro &ndash "only vocalese on new disc . . . I'll leave it up to you to guess the title"
moonlight serenade pno/bass only
KE small intro – "Here's a forgotten Gem"
Say It (Davis Fluegel solo)
You Don't Know What Love Is
chorus – vox
8 bars vamp. "Please help me welcome Mr. Billy Siegenfeld"
chorus – tenor sax
Chorus – Piano/Vox
Vamp Billy S. off & cue ending, on for bow w/applause
Home Cookin – Bass/vox only
KE – "We're going to soothe your soul right now . . . feat our
Alto saxophonist . . . one of my favorite cuts. . . Here is"
Orange Blossom (Bass 2x, vox 3x, alto 3x)
KE – "Thank you for joining us this evening, for letting me sing
for you, as you have on so many occasions – on tonight, of all nights. We'll close now with a few words from Rilke."
"I am, O Anxious One . . ." with LH Free Direct segue into
Nature Boy KE – intro all cats – Including Billy Siegenfeld, who comes on, hits, bows & splits.
KE – "Thanks to:
Nick Miller and the staff of the park west
Richard Steele and our friends at wbez radio
Adam Becker and John Iltis of Iltis and Assoc.
Michael Orlove and the Dept. Of Cultural Affairs
The Steppenwolf Theater for the curtains
Blue Note & EMI distribution
I'll be coming out front to sign discs & say Hi
Also, please join us At Bar Louie just down the block
My name is Kurt Elling. Thank you very much.
Note: All cats bow together on cue
Only LH & KE to leave the stage
(You may sit back down)
Lights down on stage
KE -- Special Thanks: LH, Tony , Jennifer
LH free intro Come Sunday (Davis – Trumpet solo)
Note: All cats to front of stage for group bow
Billy Siegenfeld, too.
All exit together
please wait to get your gear
until house lights come up
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