International jazz singer Curtis Stigers, who is playing Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Saturday, May 18, has been named International Singer of the Year forLet's Go Out Tonight at the 2013 Jazz Echo in Germany.
He said he was thrilled and honoured by the award and added:
“I'm grateful to recognised again by such a prestigious organisation and I'm proud that my new album has made an impact with listeners. Let's Go Out Tonight is an intensely personal and emotional record for me, and I'm pleased that it's struck a chord with others.
“Now, it's time to celebrate with an ice-cold pils and a curry-wurst! I love Germany!,” he laughed.
Widely recognised as one of the leading jazz singers of his generation, Curtis shot to international fame more than a decade ago with his worldwide hits I Wonder Why and You're All That Matters to Me.
An exclusive Concord recording Artist, Let's Go Out Tonight is Curtis's seventh release for the label and his first recording with legendary producer Larry Klein.
His Aberdeen gig, part of his Up Close and Personal tour has been described as a rare opportunity to see and hear him perform his songs in astripped-down intimate acoustic setting.
With one of the most distinctive voices in music, Curtis will perform songs from all of his albums including his pop/soul recordings and will include some melodic jazz music that he's become celebrated for over the past decade. This is truly a concert with something for everyone.
The show will also feature guitar virtuoso James Scholfield and tickets for the gig are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.