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
June 15th, 2016
Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling gave an electrifying performance at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Sunday, June 12. The performance was part of the annual N'DIGO Foundation Gala, an event that raises funds to cover the college tuitions of deserving Chicago youths. Elling, who recently...
June 9th, 2016
Not merely a great meeting of a jazz vocalist and instrumentalist but a full and marvelous return to form for two huge jazz figures who've done some fruitless wandering of late. It was, I suppose, an interesting idea for Branford Marsalis to record an unaccompanied record in a church...
June 4th, 2016
The moment came in Skylark. The almost relentlessly buzzing imagination and invention fell away as Gary Versace began a piano solo so soft, so sparse and so fragile that Ulysses Owens stopped playing the drums altogether and Clark Sommers provided the barest underpinning on bass. It was the musical equivalent...
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...