Curtis Stigers

Curtis Stigers
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Given his string of hit singles, millions of records sold and a 23-year recording career that has touched every continent and nearly every genre, one might expect Curtis Stigers to be either very rich or very tired.

But mostly, Stigers is busy. The energetic singer/songwriter/saxophonist regularly barnstorms concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra. He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording, frequently collaborating with his musical heroes. Along the way, this musician who began his career playing standards in a Boise hotel lobby while moonlighting as drummer in a punk rock band has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz.

Often euphoric and always elegant, the songs of Hooray For Love dart easily between standards and songs that perhaps should be. Like Sinatra and Nat “King” Cole, Stigers possesses a curator’s knack for hearing a song, framing its heart and making it his own, be it the work of Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Wilco or The Kinks.

But Stigers’ repertoire is not so much eclectic as it is a reflection of his appreciation for the fundaments of tone and craft, for quality. (He credits his mentor, the late soul jazz pianist Gene Harris, for his first lessons in the art.) Though much has been made of Stigers’ perceived transformation from pop to jazz artist, in retrospect the progression of his work seems both organic and practical. “Pop used to be jazz. Jazz has always been about reinvention,” Stigers notes.

Born in 1965, he became one of the most popular and successful contemporary acts of modern day, achieving a number of hits around the break of the 90s, including his Top 5 single I Wonder Why.

A talented saxophonist and guitarist as well as singer-songwriter, he would earn a deal with Arista in the early 90s that would help launch his multi-platinum self-titled debut album - since then, he’s gone on to sign for Concord and continues to do his thing to this day. 2014 saw his 11th studio album ‘Hooray for Love’ hitting shelves - followed by 'One More for the Road' with the Danish Radio Big Band, released in 2017.

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