International Women’s Day is Girl Scouts of Utah’s largest annual event, and Conn Curran will be the featured performer. You don’t have to have a family member in the girl scouts to attend, this year is a great date night opportunity!
The evening begins with a silent auction which includes many fun trips, flights, spa packages, resort retreats, and other “date night” and stay-cation packages. Dinner will be served catered by Brown Brothers, along with a program. There is a bar and dancing will follow!
Purchase Tickets Here: https://gsu-2014-iwd.eventbrite.com/
Details: March 6, 2014 6-9 PM The Rail Event Center 235 North 500 West in Salt Lake City
Conn Curran’s take on “Royals” by Lorde. Filmed by Ryan Hinman http://www.ryanhinmanfilms.com/
We recorded Ylvis’ song “What does the fox say?” had a great time. Filmmaker Ryan Hinman (http://www.ryanhinmanfilms.com/) did an amazing and creative job!
Check it out:
Special thanks to my aunt Mary Ann for letting me borrow all her husband’s animals for a day. Also thanks to the gorgeous Emily Vienna for her vocal and acting contribution as the Fox. Please share and subscribe to the channel, more to come soon!
Conn Curran appeared on KUTV channel 2 news Friday to promote two Salvation Army fundraisers: Ogden’s Red Kettle Gala on Friday November 22nd at the Summit Hotel & Conference Center 247 24th Street, Ogden, Utah; and the Salt Lake Silver Bell Gala on Thursday December 12 at The Grand America Hotel on 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. Conn Curran, Rob Bennion, and Bart Olson will provide the entertainment and music.
For more information about the two Salvation Army events visit http://www.salvationarmyutah.org/
Part of the proceeds from Conn’s Christmas album “Home for Christmas” are going to the local Salvation Army. The Holiday Jazz Album can be purchased here: http://conncurran.bandcamp.com/album/home-for-christmas
Here are some pictures and video from the news appearance:
It was such a pleasure to do this Shoot with Heidi Gress.
Don’t miss out on this night of awesomeness! For those of you that do not know the Metro Bar used to be known as the Stockade in the late 1800’s… Guess what went down!? I’ll give you a hint starts with a BRO-and ends with a THEL!! Good old Metro was a Speakeasy/House of the Night!! So mark your calendars for the 13th as we reenact history!! There will be a poker tournament from 7-9ish!! We will also have burlesque performances, live music, DJ Benom will be taking us back with the origins of some rockabilly style with Jazz and blues, and some rockabilly too! The best part is we will be doing it all in the name of charity. One of our own is behind bars and a portion of the night’s proceeds will be going to his books. We help our own, if it were you, we’d help you too! So let’s get excited, and start spreading the news!! Come dressed in your fedoras and wing tips, and let’s party Gatsby style!! Free before 10:30PM or with RSVP, $5 after 10:30!
The Salt City Sirens will now be performing!! Tell your friends!!
Now Playing!! >>> Moonshark!
Retro Betty Vintage Boutique!
Midvale Mining Cafe!
Old School Cutz!
Rock A Bella Pinups!
Conn Curran and Robot Dream are donating 100% of the proceeds to the victims of hurricane Sandy.
$10 cover charge also gets you a free Conn Curran Christmas cd.
A $5 per-ticket raffle with prizes including:
2 positive space tickets to anywhere JetBlue flies
One year membership to Planet Fitness ($150 value)
Over $300 in gift certificates from Salon NV (manicure, haircuts, coloring, etc)
10 classes at Centered City Yoga
$100 gift certificate to Cafe Rio
$150 gift certificate to Lumpy’s South
$50 Gift Certificate from Prana Yoga
Prize packages from Centered City Yoga, the U of U, Lunatic Fringe, the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, and more!
If you are unable to attend the event, please take a moment to make an online donation here:
Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
If you would like to donate gift certificates or involve your business in the benefit please contact us.
Conn will be performing with Rob Bennion and Bart Olson on Wednesday November 28th at the Salt Lake City downtown Sheraton hotel for the annual Salvation Army fundraiser.
Tickets and information can be found here:
Some children fear the shadow of a parent’s success.
But Salt Lake City jazz singer Conn Curran embraces his father’s accomplishments and draws inspiration from it.
Orem High graduate and Utah Valley University alum Curran, 29, is the son of Doug Curran, a member of the legendary vocal group The Lettermen in the 1960s and 1970s.
“I have learned so much and am still learning from my Ole Paps,” Conn said. “He has helped me to be a better person [and] how to be a gentleman just by watching the way he is with my Mom, and how to treat others with respect and kindness. Since I was a kid, he has picked up his guitar at most family gatherings and him and my Mom would get us all singing together. He has really helped me with my voice techniques, and with his experience singing for … The Lettermen he has always kept me from getting a big head — he is the most humble person I know. He taught me how to play some Brazilian guitar styles, [as well as] a bit of Portuguese. Actually, we sat down just last night and played and sang together, just me and him.”
Curran is following in the footsteps of his father and unburdened by any shadow.
On Saturday, backed by the Rob Bennion Jazz Band, Curran will perform during the three-day grand opening of the Lehi retail center Outlets at Traverse Mountain.
Curran answered questions posed by The Tribune about jazz, his inspirations, and the undead.
What attracts you to jazz?
I love a lot of genres of music, but jazz has so many things that attracts me to it. I grew up listening to Brazilian bossa nova with my dad, and I fell in love with it. Then I started singing along to Harry Connick Jr. and also Nat King Cole from an early time in my life. Jazz puts me in a good mood.
What do you plan on performing at the grand opening of the new outlets?
Well, first off we feel like even though it’s only November, we want to perform a lot of Christmas songs. Rob Bennion has arranged a lot of great classic Christmas hits into his jazz style (which will be on our Christmas CD for purchase at the event). We will also sing a few covers such as “Black Hole Sun” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in a jazz format just to throw everyone off in a fun way.
Why do you sing both jazz standards and songs by grunge bands?
I love the old jazz standards. There is a reason those songs are still around [because] they are musical gold. I feel very lucky to be able to sing songs that are timeless. As to singing standards like “Black Hole Sun” from Soundgarden, it is so much fun to see a reaction from an audience member when they realize that I am singing a song like that with[the] voice I have. Its just fun to bring people back to songs that were popular in their era. It brings them right back to that period in their lives.
What inspires you?
Plenty of things inspire me. As for writing, I am inspired by love. As to everyday living and breathing, I am inspired by my late sixth-grade teacher Mr. Victory Ormsby, who showed me that I could do anything, and do it well. As to music, I am inspired by many artists and genres, but especially I get inspired every time I listen to a group called New York Voices.
If a person dies and then springs back to life, do they get their money back for the coffin?
Ummm … yes? I sure would hope there is a return policy.
Describe a perfect day.
I feel like I have a perfect day a few times per month. Being the youngest of eight kids, most are married besides myself, and most have kids, so there’s a lot of us. Every month we have at least one birthday to celebrate. We all meet up at my parents’ house in Orem and have dinner together. We are all loud, we all love to sing, and we all love to laugh, especially when my oldest brother Quinn is present. I get to hang out and enjoy the company of my nieces and nephews, most of my siblings, and my parents. That is my kind of perfect day.
What do think of being a musician in Utah?
I think being a musician in Utah is a very common thing. It is intimidating to see how many talented musicians there are here. I think it is a little different in each genre, but jazz hasn’t been the most sought-after or popular music here. I would love to help make it more popular. I have had a lot of support since growing up here, and I love being a musician here.
Conn Curran with Rob Bennion Jazz Band
When • Saturday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
Where •Outlets at Traverse Mountain, 3700 North Cabela’s Blvd., Lehi
Admission • Free