ceremony concert

IAJE Evening 3 - Q Music, Rol' Blue Eyes

Kurt Elling Sings Luck Be a Lady

If you've ever listened to Live at the Sands, you've heard Quincy Jones' work with Frank Sinatra. Quincy was, in fact, the arranger for a number of Sinatra recordings. At the NEA Jazz Master Awards Concert, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra had the pleasure of playing some those charts. Kurt Elling had the unenviable position of Chairman of the Board.

Check out what they did together:

Kurt Elling and SJMO - Luck Be a Lady / The Midnight Sun Will Never Set

Kurt Elling and SJMO - You Make Me Feel So Young / In The Wee Small Hours

Kurt Elling and SJMO - I Only Have Eyes For You

Kurt is such a great cat. I watched him backstage, pacing back and forth before the set. Hope he's relaxing now.

- Josh Jackson