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Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling returns to Berkeley - Berkeleyside
14 Dec 2018

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling returns to Berkeley  Berkeleyside

When the Grammy Award-winning vocalist performs Sunday night at Freight & Salvage, he arrives as a trailblazer rather than an anomaly.


Vocal stalwart Kurt Elling, a Chicago music mainstay, talks politics and that Obama plant - Chicago Tribune
13 Dec 2018

Vocal stalwart Kurt Elling, a Chicago music mainstay, talks politics and that Obama plant  Chicago Tribune

The Chicago crooner nails another Grammy nomination. We talk to him about keeping it *fresh*.


Kurt Elling Sings Christmas at Segerstrom - VoiceofOC
27 Nov 2018

Kurt Elling Sings Christmas at Segerstrom  VoiceofOC

September 27, 2018. CONTACT Davidson & Choy Publicity Tim Choy (323) 954-7510, T.Choy@DCPublicity.com. Segerstrom Center for the Arts Tim Dunn ...


Get into the Christmas spirit with Kurt Elling at Segerstrom - Los Angeles Times
06 Dec 2018

Get into the Christmas spirit with Kurt Elling at Segerstrom  Los Angeles Times

Kurt Elling's family used music as a vehicle to praise the divine. Elling even went to divinity school, but soon realized he could better acclaim the spiritual with his ...


Kurt Elling Sings Christmas at Segerstrom Center for the Arts 12/15 - Broadway World
19 Nov 2018

Kurt Elling Sings Christmas at Segerstrom Center for the Arts 12/15  Broadway World

Segerstrom Center for the arts presents Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling in a special holiday set “The Beautiful Day” - Kurt Elling Sings Christmas ...


Coltrane Tunes without Coltrane - St. Louis Public Radio
09 Dec 2018

Coltrane Tunes without Coltrane  St. Louis Public Radio

Jazz Unlimited for December 9, 2018 will be “Coltrane Tunes Without Coltrane.” The great saxophonist John Coltrane left us a number of compositions that.


Award-winning jazz pianist returning to Q-C - Quad-Cities Online
07 Dec 2018

Award-winning jazz pianist returning to Q-C  Quad-Cities Online

DAVENPORT — Jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood will return to play the Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Sunday as part of the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz ...


Kurt Elling: The Questions review – sheer vocal beauty - The Guardian
08 Apr 2018

Kurt Elling: The Questions review – sheer vocal beauty  The Guardian

When it comes to expressiveness, technique and sheer beauty of voice, I can think of no male singer alive to equal Kurt Elling. As they used to say of Sinatra, ...


Music events worth seeking out in Sacramento this week - Hoodline
11 Dec 2018

Music events worth seeking out in Sacramento this week  Hoodline

From a chorale concert to a live rap performance, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.


List of nominees for Grammy Awards - The Irish News - The Irish News
07 Dec 2018

List of nominees for Grammy Awards - The Irish News  The Irish News

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced on Friday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: Invasion Of ...


Singer Kurt Elling has a few musical 'Questions' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04 Oct 2018

Singer Kurt Elling has a few musical 'Questions'  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The last time vocalist Kurt Elling saw Pittsburgh, he was performing as part of the Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration gala and concert.


Kurt Elling, Cadogan Hall, London — a superlative singer - Financial Times
09 Apr 2018

Kurt Elling, Cadogan Hall, London — a superlative singer  Financial Times

The first lines of Bob Dylan's “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall” opened Kurt Elling's superlative concert; unaccompanied, they rekindled the focused fury of Bob ...


Kurt Elling review: Flights of fancy now adorned with ring of truth - The Sydney Morning Herald
10 Jun 2018

Kurt Elling review: Flights of fancy now adorned with ring of truth  The Sydney Morning Herald

In 1995 Kurt Elling exploded on to the international jazz scene – an instant star. He boasted constellations of vocal and improvisational devices, often cramming ...


Kurt Elling wows, then blows them away with special guest - The Sydney Morning Herald
30 May 2018

Kurt Elling wows, then blows them away with special guest  The Sydney Morning Herald

The audience at the singer's Melbourne show on Tuesday got what they came for, and then some.


Familiar Faces and a Few Surprises in the Jazz and Blues Nominees for the Grammy Awards - wbgo.org
07 Dec 2018

Familiar Faces and a Few Surprises in the Jazz and Blues Nominees for the Grammy Awards  wbgo.org

Pianists Fred Hersch and Brad Mehldau, saxophonists Tia Fuller and Miguel Zenón, and vocalists Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the.


Kurt Elling: The Questions — ‘a supple jazz score’ - Financial Times
30 Mar 2018

Kurt Elling: The Questions — ‘a supple jazz score’  Financial Times

The vocalist juxtaposes protest songs with poetry and follows showtune classics with literate vocalese.


New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to salute Aretha Franklin with tribute concert - The Advocate
28 Nov 2018

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to salute Aretha Franklin with tribute concert  The Advocate

Growing up in New Orleans, jazz drummer Adonis Rose loved the house parties hosted by his Aunt Goldie. Those parties made him an Aretha Franklin fan.


JAZZIZ Music from the Magazine Playlist: Winter 2018 - JAZZIZ Magazine
05 Dec 2018

JAZZIZ Music from the Magazine Playlist: Winter 2018  JAZZIZ Magazine

This playlist brings you the best music from our Winter 2018 issue, featuring new works by pianist Jon Batiste, vocalist Luciana Souza, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, ...


Kurt Elling CD reviewed - Ottawa Citizen
29 Mar 2018

Kurt Elling CD reviewed  Ottawa Citizen

The Questions (Okeh Records / Sony Music Masterworks)Kurt EllingIf you've followed vocalist Kurt Elling over the arc of his 25-year career, you're no doubt ...


Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling set for one-off NZ show - Stuff.co.nz
24 Apr 2018

Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling set for one-off NZ show  Stuff.co.nz

Kurt Elling remembers the moment he had his "jazz epiphany". The Grammy Award-winning vocalist who is headed our way late next month as part of the New ...


Musical Gumbo on the Jersey Shore at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival :: Music :: Features :: Exit Zero Jazz Festival :: Paste - Paste Magazine
05 Dec 2018

Musical Gumbo on the Jersey Shore at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival :: Music :: Features :: Exit Zero Jazz Festival :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Festival promoter Michael Kline knows a thing or two about throwing a party. As a former resident of New Orleans and on-air host at radio station WWOZ, he had ...


American jazz supremo Kurt Elling has plenty of fire in the belly - Daily Telegraph
07 Jun 2018

American jazz supremo Kurt Elling has plenty of fire in the belly  Daily Telegraph

AMERICAN Kurt Elling, who shares a Sydney stage with fellow jazz vocalist Emma Pask tonight, insists hes not a protest singer. But he sure gets fired up about ...


30 years later, piano whiz Laurence Hobgood returns to the Mill - Chicago Tribune
03 Dec 2018

30 years later, piano whiz Laurence Hobgood returns to the Mill  Chicago Tribune

Howard Reich speaks with pianist Laurence Hobgood about his profound relationship with the Green Mill Jazz Club, where he first performed 30 years ago.


Cyrille Aimée Pushes Herself into New Terrain with 'Move On: A Sondheim Adventure' - wbgo.org
28 Nov 2018

Cyrille Aimée Pushes Herself into New Terrain with 'Move On: A Sondheim Adventure'  wbgo.org

Up until about five years ago, Cyrille Aimée had no particular relationship with the music of Stephen Sondheim. Growing up in Samois-sur-Seine, France, she.


Kurt Elling Brings The Questions To Australia - scenestr
22 May 2018

Kurt Elling Brings The Questions To Australia  scenestr

Kurt Elling tours Australia 27 May through to 9 June.


The 61st Annual Grammy Award Nominations Are Here - Refinery29
07 Dec 2018

The 61st Annual Grammy Award Nominations Are Here  Refinery29

The Grammy awards are always a densely populated awards show, both in terms of attendance and in terms of nominations. Simply put, there's a lot of good ...


Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile Among Top Nominees For 2019 Grammys - Capital Public Radio News
07 Dec 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile Among Top Nominees For 2019 Grammys  Capital Public Radio News

By Andrew Flanagan | NPR Friday, December 7, 2018. Kacey Musgraves, whose album Golden Hour is nominated for both album of the year and country album ...


Joe Williams Feature + Birthdays Of Cassandra Wilson, Jim Hall, Dave Brubeck & More - KMUW
03 Dec 2018

Joe Williams Feature + Birthdays Of Cassandra Wilson, Jim Hall, Dave Brubeck & More  KMUW

Monday 12.3.18 Throughout this month Night Train celebrates the centennial birthday of one of the great singers in jazz, Joe Williams, but we begin the.


Kurt Elling Takes a Compassionate Stand with His New Version of 'American Tune' - wbgo.org
12 Mar 2018

Kurt Elling Takes a Compassionate Stand with His New Version of 'American Tune'  wbgo.org

For as long as we've known Kurt Elling, he has been among our most inquisitive jazz vocalists. He's bringing that impulse front and center on his probing new ...


Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling coming to Grand Rapids - MLive.com
25 Feb 2018

Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling coming to Grand Rapids  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is returning to St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids for a March 22 concert.


The Central Virginia Wind Symphony with Trumpeter Rex Richardson - Community Idea Stations
03 Dec 2018

The Central Virginia Wind Symphony with Trumpeter Rex Richardson  Community Idea Stations

The Central Virginia Wind Symphony presents the 14th annual Holiday Spectacular this coming weekend. Having co-founded the ensemble in 2005, I've had ...


Kurt Elling, Michele & Aria Hendricks, Kevin Fitzgerald Burke: Jazz Conversation/Portland Jazz Festival - Oregon Music News
16 Feb 2018

Kurt Elling, Michele & Aria Hendricks, Kevin Fitzgerald Burke: Jazz Conversation/Portland Jazz Festival  Oregon Music News

The four vocalists honor the great Jon Hendricks as the Festival gets underway.


Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2018 - Jazzwise magazine
23 Nov 2018

Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2018  Jazzwise magazine

The democratisation of jazz and its presence in the mainstream has been the talking point of the year in music, with a new generation of musicians kicking out ...


Kurt Elling review – inclusiveness, curiosity and warmth | Music - The Guardian
09 Nov 2016

Kurt Elling review – inclusiveness, curiosity and warmth | Music  The Guardian

Kurt Elling, the great American jazz singer, was a divinity student with a church-musician father – experiences that fuelled in him a philosophical intelligence and ...


You might see Chicago jazz artist Sheri Smith sketching in the audience at the Green Mill - Chicago Tribune
03 Dec 2018

You might see Chicago jazz artist Sheri Smith sketching in the audience at the Green Mill  Chicago Tribune

Talking to artist and former public school teacher Sheri Smith, aka Creme Sheri, who spends her nights drawing jazz artists in performance and recently had a ...


Are You Looking For Something To Do For The Holidays? - VoiceofOC
22 Nov 2018

Are You Looking For Something To Do For The Holidays?  VoiceofOC

There are so many ways to celebrate the coming holidays in Orange County that you'll have a tough time settling on what to do. For the traditionally minded, ...


10 hot tickets: Why Don't We, "Dear Evan Hansen" and Kurt Elling on sale this weekend - Chicago Daily Herald
06 Sep 2018

10 hot tickets: Why Don't We, "Dear Evan Hansen" and Kurt Elling on sale this weekend  Chicago Daily Herald

Tickets on sale this weekend: Why Don't We at Rosemont Theatre, Broadway hit "Dear Evan Hansen" at Chicago's Oriental Theatre and more.


Kurt Elling Channels Divinity, Philosophy, and Poetry into Jazz - San Francisco Classical Voice
27 Nov 2017

Kurt Elling Channels Divinity, Philosophy, and Poetry into Jazz  San Francisco Classical Voice

The great jazz vocalist talks about his new holiday album and upcoming concert at the Herbst.


Kurt Elling: The Beautiful Day review – flawless alternative Christmas album - The Guardian
11 Dec 2016

Kurt Elling: The Beautiful Day review – flawless alternative Christmas album  The Guardian

his album's unlikely subtitle, Kurt Elling Sings Christmas, doesn't signify wall-to-wall jingle bells. Read the three pages of notes if you want to know exactly where ...


Kurt Elling – Out of This World - Jazzwise magazine
07 Nov 2015

Kurt Elling – Out of This World  Jazzwise magazine

Kurt Elling's richly resonant, subtly virtuosic voice is one of the most recognisable and celebrated in jazz earning him a Grammy for his 2009 album Dedicated To ...


Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling - WGN Radio
23 Aug 2017

Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling  WGN Radio

In an intimate corner of Chicago's Third Coast Café, Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling shared his thoughts on jazz, spirituality, the creative work ...


Jazz Journal 12/18 - Jazz Journal
02 Dec 2018

Jazz Journal 12/18  Jazz Journal

71 years of the best in jazz features, reviews, news and comment:


Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling - New York Times
27 Jun 2015

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling  New York Times

When he's not on the road promoting his music, the baritone jazz singer lives with his family on the Upper West Side.


Kurt Elling review – he reinvents songs with his staggering jazz chops - The Guardian
17 Nov 2015

Kurt Elling review – he reinvents songs with his staggering jazz chops  The Guardian

Kurt Elling's four-octave vocal range and easy-swinging style makes him a kind of Sinatra with superpowers, ably supported by the retooled Swingles.


Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling, Barbican, London — charisma and lyricism - Financial Times
17 Jul 2017

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling, Barbican, London — charisma and lyricism  Financial Times

When Branford Marsalis invited Kurt Elling to record the album Upward Spiral with his long-running quartet, he gained a front-line partner as well as a ...


Annual Rockport Music Jazz Festival announced summer lineup - Eagle-Tribune
27 Oct 2018

Annual Rockport Music Jazz Festival announced summer lineup  Eagle-Tribune

It's never too early to start thinking about summertime music. That's why the Rockport Jazz Festival has announced its lineup for the seventh annual event, which ...


Jazz Vocal Star Kurt Elling Seeks the Universal on The Beautiful Day - Nashville Scene
22 Nov 2017

Jazz Vocal Star Kurt Elling Seeks the Universal on The Beautiful Day  Nashville Scene

Considering Elling's immense and subtle talents ahead of Monday's show at City Winery.


The 2019 Grammy Award nominations are out - Vogue Australia
10 Dec 2018

The 2019 Grammy Award nominations are out  Vogue Australia

What's a Grammys without Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj or Ariana Grande? If 2019's nominations are anything to go by, that's what we can expect, with a slew of high ...


Post Malone Up For Four 2019 Grammy Awards - LADbible
07 Dec 2018

Post Malone Up For Four 2019 Grammy Awards  LADbible

Post Malone has managed to rack up four nominations for this year's Grammys.


Tickets on sale Dec. 14: Clint Black, Sinbad, Slayer, Amanda Palmer, Kidz Bop - Kansas City Star
11 Dec 2018

Tickets on sale Dec. 14: Clint Black, Sinbad, Slayer, Amanda Palmer, Kidz Bop  Kansas City Star

Tickets on sale Dec. 14, 2018: Clint Black, Sinbad, Slayer, Amanda Palmer, Kidz Bop.


The Jazz Singer Off Road: Kurt Elling - Huffington Post
30 Jun 2015

The Jazz Singer Off Road: Kurt Elling  Huffington Post

Jazz singers have always traveled. To make a living as a jazz singer has always meant hitting the road. Bessie Smith did it and literally died on the road after an ...


Grammys 2019 Nominees: The Complete List - Billboard
07 Dec 2018

Grammys 2019 Nominees: The Complete List  Billboard

The 2019 Grammy nominees have been unveiled, and as always, there are plenty of surprises in the Big 4 categories and more than a few tight races that ...


Best Bets this week: Chicago Jazz Festival and John Hiatt at Ravinia - Chicago Daily Herald
27 Aug 2018

Best Bets this week: Chicago Jazz Festival and John Hiatt at Ravinia  Chicago Daily Herald

Best bets during the week: Orbert Davis, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling and Ramsey Lewis headline the 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival starting Wednesday.


Kim Kardashian celebrates Kanye West's 69th Grammy nomination as she writes 'congrats babe!' - Daily Mail
07 Dec 2018

Kim Kardashian celebrates Kanye West's 69th Grammy nomination as she writes 'congrats babe!'  Daily Mail

She's his biggest cheerleader. And Kim Kardashian was at it once again on Friday, as her husband Kanye West got a a nod in the Grammy nominations.


Kurt Elling - WMKY
02 May 2017

Kurt Elling  WMKY

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase Program #164 (April 30 at 8:00 p.m.) An adept singer with a lithe, highly resonant baritone voice and four-octave range, Kurt.


Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Shares What Makes a Good Song - Phoenix New Times
18 Feb 2016

Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Shares What Makes a Good Song  Phoenix New Times

Jazz singer Kurt Elling is an artist in constant forward motion. A master vocalist with virtuoso chops and a deep appreciation of the genre, his career began in the ...


Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott’s, London — ‘Superb technique’ - Financial Times
08 Nov 2016

Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott’s, London — ‘Superb technique’  Financial Times

Christmas came early to Ronnie Scott's this year. American singer Kurt Elling's latest release, The Beautiful Day, subtitled Sings Christmas, reimagines more ...


Kurt Elling: Passion World review – plenty to smile about - The Guardian
11 Jun 2015

Kurt Elling: Passion World review – plenty to smile about  The Guardian

Designed to reflect Kurt Elling's multicultural life on the road, Passion World presents the jazz-vocals virtuoso at work in English, French, Portuguese and ...


Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling: Upward Spiral review – memorable meeting of saxist and singer - The Guardian
04 Aug 2016

Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling: Upward Spiral review – memorable meeting of saxist and singer  The Guardian

Branford Marsalis has mastered most tricks of the sax-player's trade – traditional song-playing lyricism, an advanced post-Coltrane technique (lately coupled ...


Review: Branford Marsalis re-energizes Kurt Elling at Orchestra Hall - Chicago Tribune
28 Jan 2017

Review: Branford Marsalis re-energizes Kurt Elling at Orchestra Hall  Chicago Tribune

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis forced singer Kurt Elling to up his game Friday night in Orchestra Hall as they performed music from their album "Upward Spiral."


Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling in Troy - Times Union
25 Apr 2017

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling in Troy  Times Union

Sometimes it's a combination of musicians that, because of their own individual popularity, create anticipation about what the new musical result will be. "Upward ...


Kurt Elling Debuts in Hawaii and on HPR's ATC - Hawaiipublicradio
27 Sep 2017

Kurt Elling Debuts in Hawaii and on HPR's ATC  Hawaiipublicradio

Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is wrapping up two days at the Blue Note this evening with shows at 6 and 9 p.m., his debut live performances in the Aloha State.


Kurt Elling, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 - NPR
07 Aug 2012

Kurt Elling, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012  NPR

A classic male singer, Kurt Elling has an old-school vibe to everything from his mannered stage banter to his declamatory, full-chested delivery. But he isn't ...


Chicago Jazz Festival Expands to Neighborhoods for 40th Anniversary - Chicago Tonight | WTTW
28 Aug 2018

Chicago Jazz Festival Expands to Neighborhoods for 40th Anniversary  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

The Chicago Jazz Fest is expanding its scope and reach. We discuss what's new – and what to expect this weekend – with Mark Kelly, commissioner of the ...


Celebrities celebrating Nov. 2 birthdays - Herald & Review
02 Nov 2018

Celebrities celebrating Nov. 2 birthdays  Herald & Review

Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans), 80; Political commentator Patrick Buchanan, 80; actress Stefanie Powers, 76; author Shere Hite, 76; country-rock ...


Kurt Elling, Branford Marsalis take jazz on ‘Upward Spiral’ - East Bay Times
02 Feb 2017

Kurt Elling, Branford Marsalis take jazz on ‘Upward Spiral’  East Bay Times

Singer Kurt Elling teams with the Branford Marsalis Quartet on the album "Upward Spiral" and a tour that comes to Santa Cruz and Oakland.


Kurt Elling: Passion World review – a stirring travelogue in song - The Guardian
14 Jun 2015

Kurt Elling: Passion World review – a stirring travelogue in song  The Guardian

The ways in which passion is expressed in song vary from nation to nation, Kurt Elling maintains. Melody, language and style of expression are intimately ...


Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Plays Not My Job - NPR
10 Feb 2012

Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Plays Not My Job  NPR

For many years, vocalist Kurt Elling was the Susan Lucci of jazz: Every year he would be nominated for a Grammy, and then every year he wouldn't win.


Singer Kurt Elling at a crossroads - Chicago Tribune
23 Dec 2013

Singer Kurt Elling at a crossroads  Chicago Tribune

When singer Kurt Elling returns to Chicago next week, he will be dealing with two profound changes in his art and life:


Elling elegantly elliptical at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Fest - Jazzwise magazine
16 Aug 2018

Elling elegantly elliptical at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Fest  Jazzwise magazine

This year's 40th anniversary Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (EJBF) was a far cry from the inaugural Edinburgh jazz fest back in 1978, a one day, mostly ...


Rapper Lupe Fiasco, Kurt Elling join 'Chicago Voices' - Chicago Tribune
01 Feb 2017

Rapper Lupe Fiasco, Kurt Elling join 'Chicago Voices'  Chicago Tribune

Rapper Lupe Fiasco and previously announced jazz singer Kurt Elling have been added to the cast of “Chicago Voices."


Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, review - Telegraph.co.uk
16 Apr 2013

Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, review  Telegraph.co.uk

Jazz singer Kurt Elling's vocal dexterity was as impressive as his mental agility at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, says Ivan Hewett.


The Keys And Strings Hour (More Bill Evans) Plus New Music - St. Louis Public Radio
25 Mar 2018

The Keys And Strings Hour (More Bill Evans) Plus New Music  St. Louis Public Radio

Jazz Unlimited for March 25, 2018 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.” Jazz Unlimited is still not finished with the music of Bill Evans, so.


Stevie Wonder among many standout guests on Count Basie Orchestra offering - Toledo Blade
27 Sep 2018

Stevie Wonder among many standout guests on Count Basie Orchestra offering  Toledo Blade

ALL ABOUT THAT BASIE Count Basie Orchestra (Concord Jazz) Here's a cool, big band jazz project that spans the years. The Count Basie Orchestra, under ...


Arianna Neikrug: Changes review – a hugely impressive debut - The Guardian
16 Sep 2018

Arianna Neikrug: Changes review – a hugely impressive debut  The Guardian

This is 25-year-old Arianna Neikrug's debut album, and a startling experience it can be, if you're unprepared for it. Instead of the customary glossy full orchestra ...


Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - September 7-September 9 - City Guide NY
03 Sep 2018

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - September 7-September 9  City Guide NY

NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed ...


Kurt Elling On Piano Jazz - NPR
11 Jan 2013

Kurt Elling On Piano Jazz  NPR

Vocalist and poet Kurt Elling brings his rich baritone to Piano Jazz for a set of tunes and spoken improvisations with host Marian McPartland. As a child, Elling ...


Here are 6 can't-miss shows at the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival - OregonLive.com
06 Feb 2018

Here are 6 can't-miss shows at the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival  OregonLive.com

The PDX Jazz Festival, which kicks off Thursday, Feb. 15, is celebrating its 15th birthday this year.


Branford Marsalis Quartet superb, kicking off Melbourne International Jazz Festival with aplomb - The Sydney Morning Herald
04 Jun 2018

Branford Marsalis Quartet superb, kicking off Melbourne International Jazz Festival with aplomb  The Sydney Morning Herald

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. Opening weekend, June 1–3, various venues. The Branford Marsalis Quartet's cohesion and sense of ...


Chicago Jazz Festival expands run, includes final Chicago gig by Ramsey Lewis - Chicago Sun-Times
18 Apr 2018

Chicago Jazz Festival expands run, includes final Chicago gig by Ramsey Lewis  Chicago Sun-Times

The 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival will feature an expanded run and the final live Chicago performance by jazz icon Ramsey Lewis before his retirement, it was ...


Grammy Winners In My Collection-Part 1 - St. Louis Public Radio
01 Apr 2018

Grammy Winners In My Collection-Part 1  St. Louis Public Radio

Jazz Unlimited for April 1, 2018 will be “Grammy Winners in My Collection-Part 1.” In it's early days, the jazz Grammy Awards were not awarded for great.


Cormac Kenevey: Turning Skies review – Ready to fulfil his promise - Irish Times
24 Oct 2018

Cormac Kenevey: Turning Skies review – Ready to fulfil his promise  Irish Times

It's over a decade since Cormac Kenevey released two fine albums on the hip Candid label, headlined two nights at Ronnie Scott's, featured in DownBeat's ...


Carousel Stars Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller Featured in August 10 PBS Concert, Chicago Voices - Playbill.com
10 Aug 2018

Carousel Stars Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller Featured in August 10 PBS Concert, Chicago Voices  Playbill.com

Michelle Williams, Terrence Howard, and Kurt Elling will also be heard in the broadcast.


Jazz & Blues Fest is powered by Ara Music Arts - Scoop.co.nz
22 May 2018

Jazz & Blues Fest is powered by Ara Music Arts  Scoop.co.nz

Five days, to see over thirty shows, across ten venues; it's the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and it is powered by Ara Music ...


Josh Groban, Cam, LIVE headline February lineup at Fallsview Casino - Niagara Frontier Publications
06 Nov 2018

Josh Groban, Cam, LIVE headline February lineup at Fallsview Casino  Niagara Frontier Publications

Celebrated for his enchanting vocals, Josh Groban will perform his billboard hits at Fallsview Casino Resort on Feb. 15-16, 2019.


Track of the Day: 'My Foolish Heart' by Kurt Elling - The Atlantic
25 Sep 2016

Track of the Day: 'My Foolish Heart' by Kurt Elling  The Atlantic

This song from jazz singer Kurt Elling “has been captivating me since I first heard it in 1999,” says reader Shana: I had heard a different Elling song on the radio, ...


13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend - The New York Times
08 Mar 2018

13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend  The New York Times

Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.


PDXJazz Festival - Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling at the Newmark Theater on 02/17/17 - photos - Oregon Music News
18 Feb 2017

PDXJazz Festival - Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling at the Newmark Theater on 02/17/17 - photos  Oregon Music News

Branford Marsalis / saxophone; Kurt Elling / vocals; Joey Calderazzo / piano; Eric Revis / bass; Justin Faulkner / drums. Post a comment: Your Name: Your Email ...


Five portraits of the 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival - Chicago Reader
28 Aug 2018

Five portraits of the 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival  Chicago Reader

For the 40th Chicago Jazz Festival, the theme seems to be "more." More days, more artists, and more interaction with the local jazz infrastructure. Several local ...


The complete schedule of the 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival - Chicago Reader
22 Aug 2018

The complete schedule of the 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival  Chicago Reader

All 68 sets in Millennium Park and the Cultural Center, including Maceo Parker, Jaimie Branch, Jason Stein, Diane Reeves, Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, and ...


Jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling coming to Troy - Spotlight News
05 Dec 2016

Jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling coming to Troy  Spotlight News

TROY – The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling for the Troy City Music Hall's 37th Annual Gala on Thursday April 27. This year ...


Chicago Architecture Center takes its place as ‘must-see’ cultural destination - Chicago Sun-Times
29 Aug 2018

Chicago Architecture Center takes its place as ‘must-see’ cultural destination  Chicago Sun-Times

Calling Chicago's rich history of architecture the “family jewels,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon Wednesday on a Chicago Architecture Center that may ...


Folly Jazz Series new season unveiled - The Kansas City Star
21 Jul 2018

Folly Jazz Series new season unveiled  The Kansas City Star

Folly Jazz Series season features Yellowjackets, Joshua Redman, Kurt Elling, Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights, Larry Carlton, Kandace Springs ...


Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott's - The Arts Desk
18 Apr 2013

Kurt Elling, Ronnie Scott's  The Arts Desk

A masterclass in jazz singing from the inimitable Elling. Jazz review by Peter Quinn.


Kurt Elling: 'Any music that jazz encounters, it absorbs and transforms' - MinnPost.com
17 Feb 2012

Kurt Elling: 'Any music that jazz encounters, it absorbs and transforms'  MinnPost.com

JazzTimes once outlined a “royal bloodline of male jazz singers”: from Louis Armstrong to Mel Tormé to Jon Hendricks to Mark Murphy to Kurt Elling.


Have fun in Chicago this weekend! — Aug. 24-26 - Chicago Sun-Times
23 Aug 2018

Have fun in Chicago this weekend! — Aug. 24-26  Chicago Sun-Times

Looking for fun things to do in Chicago this weekend? We've got you covered with this selection of events in the city and suburbs: ...


Tommy Smith leads the SNJO on another adventure in musical collaboration - The Scotsman
12 Dec 2017

Tommy Smith leads the SNJO on another adventure in musical collaboration  The Scotsman

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has pulled off some novel projects that have ventured well beyond the bounds of mainstream jazz, from performances with ...


JJ Reviews - Jazz Journal
31 May 2018

JJ Reviews  Jazz Journal

RECORD REVIEWS Jazz Journal offers unrivalled coverage of recorded jazz old and new, with more than 20,000 words of expert comment and discography on ...


The Juilliard Jazz Max Roach Ensemble Performs at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month - wbgo.org
09 Apr 2018

The Juilliard Jazz Max Roach Ensemble Performs at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month  wbgo.org

The Juilliard Jazz Max Roach Ensemble is one of four student groups at the Juilliard School, and excels under the direction of drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.


Kurt Elling: What Makes a Jazz Singer - JazzTimes Magazine
21 Mar 2011

Kurt Elling: What Makes a Jazz Singer  JazzTimes Magazine

Kurt Elling probably wouldn't be the first to say it, but he's been on some fiendishly impressive sort of roll. “I can feel, especially in the past year and a half or so, ...


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