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
July 25th, 2016
How did one of the best and most important jazz bands around — saxophonist Branford Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner — come to unite with one of the best and most important jazz vocalists? The idea ignited when Marsalis and Kurt Elling met during...
July 7th, 2016
Branford Marsalis was born in Breaux Bridge, La. the son of Dolores and Ellis Marsalis. His father is a notable pianist and the leading musical educator in New Orleans. In 1995 saxophonist Branford recorded "Loved Ones" with his father Ellis. He and his brothers Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason complete America's...
June 30th, 2016
Titans of modern jazz in their own rights, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and vocalist Kurt Elling bring their immense strengths together on their sophisticated and nuanced collaboration, 2016's Upward Spiral. Perhaps not the first time Marsalis has showcased a vocalist on a recording, it is the first time he's worked...
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...