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
May 20th, 2015
Harold Mabern, veritable titan of the piano whose vibrant disc, Right on Time, launched Smoke Sessions Records' critically acclaimed jazz series, is back with another winning album, Afro Blue. This time he is working with both his basic quartet—tenor sax man Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer...
May 18th, 2015
Perhaps it was only fitting that Kurt Elling, one of the finest jazz singers of this generation, opened his Celebrity Series show with an homage to the previous generation's vocal king. His version of one of Frank Sinatra's signature tunes, "Come Fly with Me," is quintessential Elling: an...
May 1st, 2015
June 9th release features Arturo Sandoval, Sara Gazarek, Till Brönner, Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Big Band and Orchestra Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. Scheduled for release...
November 25th, 2014
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene's new release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Greene said that...