Awards & Recognitions - Partial List
Grammy Awards:
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman
Grammy Nominations:
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: 1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Gate
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated to You
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Nightmoves
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Man in the Air
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Flirting With Twilight
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Live in Chicago
  • Best Jazz Vocal Performance: This Time It's Love
  • Best Jazz Vocal Performance: The Messenger
  • Best Jazz Vocal Performance: Close Your Eyes
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist "Dedicated to You" from Dedicated to You (Arrangement by Laurence Hobgood)
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist "Easy Living" from Flirting With Twilight (Arrangement by Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood)
DownBeat:
  • Critics Poll Winner: Male Vocalist of the Year – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Critics Poll Winner: Talent Deserving Wider Recognition – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Readers Poll Winner: Male Vocalist of the Year – 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
JazzTimes:
  • Readers' Poll: Male Vocalist of the Year – 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Readers' Poll: Best New Release - 2012: 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
Jazz Journalists Association:
  • Male Singer of the Year – 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
JazzWeek:
  • Vocalist of the Year – 2006
  • Record of the Year: The Gate – 2011
Jazz FM Awards:
  • International Jazz Artist of the Year – 2013
Blue Note Milano:
  • Award of the Year - 2013
Scottish Jazz Awards:
  • International category – 2012
Silesian Jazz Festival, Poland:
  • Jazz Ambassador – 2012
ECHO Jazz, Germany:
  • International Male Singer of the Year: Kurt Elling, The Gate – 2012
Edison Jazz/World, The Netherlands:
  • Jazz Vocal: Kurt Elling, The Gate – 2011
Académie du Jazz de Paris:
  • Prix Billie Holiday: The Messenger