Kurt's Recent Press
As a nearly perennial visitor to the Bistro stage, modern-day crooner Kurt Elling is considered by many to be one of the highlights of the Jazz St. Louis season. The Chicago native attracts fans from all generations to his shows, and more than a handful stayed for the second set  ...read more…
Kurt Elling knows he will never out-Sinatra Frank Sinatra. But as a Grammy Award winning and internationally renowned jazz vocalist, Elling being himself is a pretty good thing. Elling will take on the catalog of Ol' Blue Eyes himself this Saturday night at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center in a  ...read more…
To describe Kurt Elling as a jazz singer is only part of the story. He is also an explorer, a scholar, a poet, a historian, a photographer, a traveller and widely acknowledged king of his artform. At once, and in his stylish, idiosyncratic way, Elling's vast repertoire pays homage  ...read more…
The spring of 2015 is set to burst into wonderful life as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO), now in its twentieth year, and their very special guest Kurt Elling celebrate the birth centenary of a truly household name in popular music, Frank Sinatra. Sinatra has been called many things, from  ...read more…
One of the themes of this year's Portland Jazz Festival, presented by Alaska Airlines under the omniscient direction of Don Lucoff, was the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. Two panels were devoted to the subject, the first featuring Kurt Elling and Bill Charlap chaired by Sinatra scholar  ...read more…
To say that Kurt Elling and Frank Sinatra have a lot in common would be an understatement at best. Sinatra shaped his era's musical landscape and was its dominant force for decades. Elling, too, is shaping the contemporary male jazz scene, having won the Downbeat Critics Poll for the  ...read more…
February 28th, 2015
Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts hit a home run in their outstanding jazz series with Elling Swings Sinatra. Set up like an upscale jazz club with low lighting, and round tables for four the Samueli Theater was the perfect venue for an evening with Elling and Sinatra. Award winning Kurt  ...read more…