March 21st, 2014
I have an admission: I don't really like jazz singers. There are exceptions – some, like Billie Holliday, are so emotional, so raw, that I find it hard to listen to them – but others – most, I reckon – are so anodyne that they reduce songs to a...
March 20th, 2014
Of all the exotic locales he could be in, has been in, will be in again quite soon, this one seems a little less so. In fact, take a look at Kurt Elling's website, and not only are the jazz vocalist's travels well-documented in the "Touring" section —...
February 26th, 2014
Of all the illustrious guests SNJO has welcomed to Scotland, Kurt Elling seems to be the one who has made himself most at home. This might be because the Chicagoan singer spent a year in Edinburgh as a student and used to catch the then regular Friday jazz concerts, including...
February 1st, 2014
2014 begins in bold style for The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) with yet another adventurous collaboration – this time with the world's foremost jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling. Together they present Syntopicon, a concert exploring life's philosophies through music. Kurt Elling is an international star, whose rich baritone voice...
January 16th, 2014
Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling returns to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage for a Valentine's Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, following the dedication of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the College's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Backed by a four-piece combo including Xavier...