Kurt's Press Archive - 1998
June 15th, 1998
This is the third album from the hippest singer around, and, as the title suggests, it is mostly romantic in tone (Elling reveals that he has just married and "I had all these ideas in my head"). The music is also for dancing and smooching with recognizable elements of Frank  ...read more…
April 23rd, 1998
It seems only appropriate that Kurt Elling is performing an artists' benefit when he comes to Houston Thursday. A Grammy-nominated singer and die-hard Jack Kerouac fan, the 30-year-old jazz singer is outspoken, to say the least, about the importance of funding for education in the arts. "How many choirboys go  ...read more…
It takes a degree of audacity to organize a musical-literary tribute to poet Allen Ginsberg, then rail against the excesses of the Beat aesthetic Ginsberg epitomized. Chicago singer-poet Kurt Elling is nothing if not audacious, which may explain why he drew some howls of protest from the audience Monday night  ...read more…