Jazz

Curtis Stigers and the Danish Radio Big Band in Denmark

Copenhagen 2018

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Cast

Curtis Stigers — Singer
Danish Radio Big Band — Orchestra

Program notes

Curtis Stigers fell into jazz as a kid growing up in Idaho where he learned to play the saxophone and the clarinet in school and attended jam sessions led by the late Gene Harris. When he moved to New York with ambitions to become a rock star, he found himself in the city's jazz clubs instead. His career as a singer attracted commercial success from the beginning with his blend of rock, jazz and soul connecting with audiences and leading to multi-platinum sales for his debut album. Since the early 90s he has built a sparkling career, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Rod Stewart, Elton John, Eric Clapton and more. 

Here, almost three decades after the heady success of his early days, he is joined by the Danish Radio Big Band in Copenhagen for a show that pays tribute to the repertoire of the one-and-only Frank Sinatra, among others. "Fly Me To The Moon," "Come Fly With Me," "Luck Be A Lady Tonight" ... these are all much-loved songs that should strike fear into the hearts of young jazz voices – with no where to hide, they demand mastery, poise and personality to sound convincing. With Stigers at the helm, the concert represents a wonderful rendition of the lavish swinging days of vocal-led big band jazz.

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Directed by:
Karsten Andersen
Venue: DR Koncerthuset (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Production date: 2018
Duration: 57 min
Production: © DR/ Euroarts
Resolution: Full HD

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Tuesday, June 30, 2026