Welcome to the site. there is quite a lot here for you to spend time on if you're interested – music, lyrics, scripts, photos, a great and active forum. We have regular news updates for fans and downloadable biographical information for those of you who are music presenters in need of program content. As always, though, I hope you will come to know me first through music. All the albums I have made or to which I have contributed are catalogued. Surprises too, and more to come. Thanks for stopping by. -KE
December 12th, 2017
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has pulled off some novel projects that have ventured well beyond the bounds of mainstream jazz, from performances with the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers to a Mozart piano concerto. This weekend, however, the SNJO's director Tommy Smith leads the band through perhaps its most intriguing...
December 11th, 2017
Being an American jazz singer in St. Petersburg is a full-time job, with diplomatic requirements. Kurt Elling has barely touched down before President Putin asks to meet. A four-hour wait later, Chicago hip royalty is introduced to Russia's pseudo-democratic Tsar for three minutes. Ambassador Satch was the name of...
December 1st, 2017
Kurt Elling is a Big Name in jazz. He's the consummate performer, the professional, and the occasional cheese-ball (but don't tell him I said so). Originally hailing from Chicago, he's known for his smooth vocals, high levels of musicianship, and debonair performance style. As a high schooler,...
November 2nd, 2017
On Kurt's 50th birthday, he posted an open letter to his fans on his Facebook page. Fans responded with wonderful stories, photographs, and well-wishes. Dear Friends, It is with deep gratitude that I accept and embrace your many warm wishes on my 50th birthday. Here it is almost 30 years...
June 12th, 2017
On June 16, Impulse!/Verve will release The Passion of Charlie Parker, an album of iconic Parker songs transformed through the addition of lyrics to create a musical play that narrates Bird's life. Produced by Larry Klein with lyrics by David Baerwald, the album features actor Jeffrey Wright in the...