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
February 5th, 2016
Fred and Ginger, tomato and basil, gin and tonic: some pairings are such a natural fit as to seem inseparable. Singer Kurt Elling and pianist Laurence Hobgood were such a match for 20 years, but now the party is apparently over (excepting Hobgood's presence as an arranger), and Elling's...
February 2nd, 2016
At 17 years old, a serendipitous encounter with Frank Sinatra and his long-time pal Jilly Rizzo changed the trajectory of Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander’s career forever: Alexander would soon become the house pianist for the famed Jilly’s club in New York City and develop a unique relationship...
December 15th, 2015
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis's quartet and singer Kurt Elling prepared for their upcoming recording in a rare four-night stand at Snug Harbor in New Orleans last week, and photo-journalist extraordinaire Marc PoKempner went each night, enthralled. "It was sort of an open rehearsal for the recording, so the set list...
February 4th, 2016
After the release of Passion World, his latest recording for Concord, Kurt Elling held a photo contest inspired by the View From My Hotel Window gallery on his website. For years while on tour Kurt has taken photos from hotel and airplane windows as well as of eye-catching scenes in...
February 1st, 2016
At 17 years old, a serendipitous encounter with Frank Sinatra and his long-time pal Jilly Rizzo changed the trajectory of Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander's career forever: Alexander would soon become the house pianist for the famed Jilly's club in New York City and develop a unique relationship with its...