The sensibilities of a jazz vocalist and musician with the soul of man who wanted to play and sing rock and roll. You might think that’d be a volatile mix but Stigers has managed to blend the many elements of the genres in a way that’s seamless.
He’s been quoted this way by the New York Times: “Rock ‘n’ roll and jazz share so many of the same artistic bloodlines that it’s remarkable the two don’t fuse more often into the kind of inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy conjured by the singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers.”
I like the sound of the words, ‘inspired marriage’; a sobering nod to the valiant efforts in romance that make art and love worth making. That’s the artistry of Curtis Stigers.