Kurt's in-person appearance last year at Herb Alpert's Vibrato was his first ever as a singer (he's been known to do stand-up). Then, recently, two more at Hollywood's Gardenia. And last month, for the first time, at the Hollywood Bar and Grill, located at Sunset and Gower in L.A., where he did such a bang-up job that he was invited back almost immediately. That'll be this coming Friday.
Already, Kurt looks like he's been doing this sort of thing for years (probably his training as an actor). "Live," he comes out, hits the ground running and does all the things that all good singers should do. Sings consistently in tune, packs a class repertoire, works with only the finest musicians and, yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as swing, I can prove it and Kurt does it non-stop. Even on snails-pace ballads.
This Friday at HSB&G he'll be doing songs from his debut CD, The Night Was Blue, along with selections from his forthcoming "live" CD, With a Song in My Heart. You can hear some full-length samples from the former at http://www.myspace.com/kurtreichenbach.