Curtis Stigers & His Band
Sunday, July 11th 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers and his band in the Garden for an evening of Jazz. Lost Grove Brewing will be onsite serving beer, canned cocktails, and canned wine from Split Rail Winery.
For the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 30-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing.
Stigers’ success as a songwriter has included co-writing with the likes of legends like Carole King, Barry Mann and Beth Nielsen Chapman, and his songwriting talent also led to an Emmy nomination for co-writing and singing the theme song to the wildly successful TV series Sons Of Anarchy.
It is his rich singing voice, however—singular, balletic, and at turns both mournful and playful—that has landed him on records with the likes of Al Green, Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne, in studios with venerated producers like Larry Klein, Danny Kortchmar, and Glen Ballard, and on stages and concert bills with pop and rock legends, including Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Prince, Rod Stewart and The Allman Brothers, as well as jazz giants Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, Gerry Mulligan, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Chuck Mangione, Toots Thielmans, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, John Scofield, Larry Goldings and many more.
After being mentored in his early years by legendary jazz pianist Gene Harris, and by the revered jazz singer Mark Murphy, Stigers’ unique talent was recognized by music business impresario Clive Davis, who signed Stigers to a record deal after hearing him in a New York restaurant. A debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles like “I Wonder Why,” “You’re All That Matters to Me,” and “Never Saw a Miracle.” A year later, Stigers contributed a cover version of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding” to The Bodyguard soundtrack, which has sold over 45 million copies worldwide. Multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and countless international TV shows, put Stigers directly in the spotlight of popular culture. Stigers also made cameo appearances in the movie comedies “Ted” and “Ted 2” written and directed by his friend, Seth MacFarlane.
Born in Hollywood, raised in Boise, Idaho and transplanted to Manhattan, he now resides, between concert appearances, back in Idaho, where he’s proud to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter.
The latest Curtis Stigers album, GENTLEMAN (April, 2020), was co-produced by Stigers and longtime collaborator, pianist/organist/composer Larry Goldings