Kurt's Recent Press
James Joyce, in a letter to his brother Stanislaus, discussing his yet to be published volume of poems, Chamber Music, wrote: "It is a young man's book. I felt like that. It is not a book of love-verses at all, I perceive. But some of them are pretty enough  ...read more…
Art, people before politics at this all-star show in Havana, Cuba Despite taking place in Havana, Cuba, one of the most inspiring but politically complex nations on the planet, this year's International Jazz Day Global Concert, which streamed live from the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso on  ...read more…
Sax-master Branford Marsalis has played so well, for so long, some take him for granted. At the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last Thursday, his artistry in skill and feel, as bandleader and soloist, earned awe at the Hall's 37th Gala. He played tenor and soprano saxes, with costar  ...read more…
Each year, there seems be a group in the world of music that creates a buzz of anticipation among fans. It could be the reuniting of a popular band. Sometimes it's a combination of musicians that, because of their own individual popularity, create anticipation about what the new musical  ...read more…
The International Jazz Extravaganza (IJE) will be returning to Durban International Convention Centre for the second time on 17 June this year. The line-up includes award winning American classic, Monty Alexander, Kurt Elling, Nduduzo Makhatini, Thandi Ntuli, and many more. "The International Jazz Extravaganza is growing into Durban's very own  ...read more…
When saxophonist Branford Marsalis and vocalist Kurt Elling discovered each other, the world of jazz received an immense gift - they fit together so well musically they could be siblings. The Kutztown University Presents! series finished its season Wednesday night in Schaeffer Auditorium with a concert by the Branford Marsalis  ...read more…
The Branford Marsalis Quartet will join forces with vocalist Kurt Elling for the next installment of JAZZ ROOTS, the concert series of the Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The event, titled “Living Legends: Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling,” will  ...read more…