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
May 19th, 2016
To one extent or another, jazz has always maintained a discriminatory dividing line between vocalists and instrumentalists. Instead of being viewed as equals — artists on par with all the rest, possessing the same good sense, skill, and stake in an artistic outcome — vocalists have often been unfairly stigmatized...
May 16th, 2016
Though Kurt Elling is one of the most well-loved and highly praised jazz singers of our time, he first developed his chops singing Bach motets. As Elling returned to his native Chicago for performances at City Winery, he spoke about how classical music has influenced him throughout his life. Though...
May 2nd, 2016
Before we get to the message, let us praise the logistics management. What poor, sleep-deprived soul was tasked with editing down Friday evening's White House jazz concert, hosted by the Obamas, which stretched toward two and a half resourcefully efficient hours, into the single hour that aired on network...
April 14th, 2016
Lincoln Center presents Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, a special one-night only concert featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. This exclusive multi-genre concert event pairs one of the world’s greatest virtuosos in an intimate evening of duets with Rufus Wainwright, Kurt Elling,...
April 12th, 2016
First Meeting of Acclaimed Ensemble and Singer Yields a Program of Small Group Jazz with Voice for the 21st Century Pre-order on Amazon Pre-order on iTunes Check out these Upward Spiral previews Upward Spiral Tour Dates It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off...