Grammy®-winning vocal KURT ELLING teams with guitarist composer CHARLIE HUNTER stop at The Shedd February 3rd on tour in support of their new CD, SuperBlue, an album of indelible beats, roisterous funk and unforgettable new lyrics that boasts the talents of co-producer Charlie Hunter and two stars of the hip-hop generation: drummer Corey Fonville and bassist-keyboardist DJ Harrison (both of the genre-defying band Butcher Brown). Elling has always been a master of grooves, ranging from bebop to pure pop and progressive jazz to neo-soul, but he’s never filled an album with grooves quite like these. Thanks to newly sprung melody and lyrics from Elling, along with Hunter & company's fresh grooves, SuperBlue features all-new songs, innovative takes on compositions from jazz lions Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, and a raw and stripped-down treatment of "The Seed", a still-dynamic, decades-old riff on immortality written by Cody Chestnutt. There is even a slamming new version of a Tom Waits tune. With SuperBlue, Elling continues on this path of bold collaboration to map out a strikingly new direction, on a project guaranteed to gain new listeners and stretch the ears of his devoted admirers.