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
August 5th, 2016
The first tableau in this vivid 12-song set is an upbeat croon through "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' for New York" that launches acerbic stabs from Marsalis' soprano sax. Later, sax and vocals intertwine romantically on "Blue Gardenia", are stately and forlorn on "Practical Arrangement" and hint at...
August 4th, 2016
Branford Marsalis has mastered most tricks of the sax-player's trade – traditional song-playing lyricism, an advanced post-Coltrane technique (lately coupled with a classical one), and long experience of playing with singers, notably Sting in the 90s. All that colours this memorable meeting between Marsalis' quartet and Kurt Elling, one...
July 31st, 2016
If there's any genre of music that's truly built on the idea of spur-of-the-moment change, it's jazz. And so, in that very spirit, we had this performance. The audience that came down to hear the inimitable Kate McGarry on this cool and humid summer night was swiftly...
June 29th, 2016
The Grammy Award-winning vocalist recommends cultural highlights in the Windy City I live in New York now, but I still love Chicago – it's my hometown. In Chicago, I feel like I know the stories, where the ghosts hang out, and I don't get that in Manhattan....
June 10th, 2016
First Meeting of Acclaimed Ensemble and Singer Yields a Program of Small Group Jazz with Voice for the 21st Century Order on Amazon Order on iTunes Order on Music on Vinyl Check out these Upward Spiral previews Upward Spiral Tour Dates It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet...