Kurt's Recent Press
In celebrating Frank Sinatra's centenary Kurt Elling recalled jazz writer Leonard Feather saying that a singer, to paraphrase slightly, could either try and sound like Sinatra, in which case he'd end up simply sounding like he was trying to sound like Sinatra, or he could do it wrong.  ...read more…
One of the world's leading jazz vocalists breezed into Dundee last night with one thought on his mind; making great music with one of the world's finest jazz orchestras. Last night in the capacious chamber of the city's Caird Hall he did just that, and the Scottish  ...read more…
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  ...read more…
For those of us of a certain age, it's hard – and not a little disquieting – to realise that Ol' Blue Eyes would have been 100 this year. That's right: Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on 12 December, 1915. One of the best-selling and most influential  ...read more…
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  ...read more…
This Wednesday, May 20, there is only one place to be – Sage Gateshead. Kurt Elling, the pre-eminent singer of his generation, is in town. Chicago-born Elling will be singing with the finest big band in the land, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in a programme celebrating the centenary of the  ...read more…
Kurt Elling, returning to the stage for his encore, drolly acknowledged that he was pushing pre-sales of his forthcoming album pretty hard when the Celebrity Series of Boston brought him to Sanders Theatre Friday night. "It's crass, I know," the singer said, "but jazz is in a jam." "Passion  ...read more…