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
April 30th, 2016
WASHINGTON — A few songs into the fifth International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, on the south lawn of the White House on Friday night, a pointedly multicultural coalition took the stage. Chucho Valdés on piano and Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet formed an eminent Cuban contingent. India...
April 11th, 2016
Grammy-award-winning saxophone legend Branford Marsalis has always been about inclusion, opening those doors to everybody — not just the physics- and harmonics-minded jazz brainiacs out there unduly focused on chops and technical precision. After meeting another Grammy-award-winning artist, jazz singer Kurt Elling, at a Thelonious Monk Institute competition two years...
April 9th, 2016
Jazz has gone to school for decades, and while there is debate about how much institutionalization is good for the music, there's no doubt that more well-schooled musicians have been brought into its purview than since the Swing Era. And there is much to teach and a lot of...
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 Upward Spiral Tour Dates It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist...