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
July 27th, 2015
Kurt Elling's latest, his second with bassist Clark Sommers, drummer Kendrick Scott and guitarist John McLean, is also his first without pianist and arranger Laurence Hobgood. (Keyboardist Gary Versace now completes the ace quintet.) It's a momentous turning point. Hobgood served as his musical Boswell for nearly two...
July 13th, 2015
In an ideal world Kurt Elling would be known beyond the jazz world, in many ways he reminds me of Michael Bublé with his stage presence and commanding voice and his ability to reinvent to any song. He has been named Male Singer of the Year eight times by...
July 12th, 2015
"I always knew, I'd fall for the girl next door/To stay at home with love would be my great reward." Kurt Elling's Passion World begins on a note of raw and wistful melancholy that runs — sometimes breathlessly, sometimes haltingly — through most of the songs on...
June 16th, 2015
To celebrate the worldwide release of Kurt's latest album, Passion World, Concord/Universal Music Group is giving one fan the opportunity to win a one-off, custom-made, signed copy of the album! To be eligible to win this unique prize, Kurt wants to see the view from your window. Fans...
May 1st, 2015
June 9th release features Arturo Sandoval, Sara Gazarek, Till Brönner, Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Big Band and Orchestra Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. Scheduled for release...