Kurt's Press Archive

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

And now, the game where people who have done a lot of great things do something else. Kurt Elling is often called the greatest male jazz singer alive. But for many years, he was the Susan Lucci of jazz.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: He'd be nominated for a Grammy every year and then he would not win a Grammy every year. Another point of comparison to Ms. Lucci, the man rocks a formal gown.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: He got his first Grammy last year. He's also a favorite to win his second this year for his latest record, The Gate. We are so pleased to welcome Chicago's own Kurt Elling. Kurt, great to have you here.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

KURT ELLING: Thank you.

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To listen to Kurt's segment of the show (10:05) or read the transcript, please click here. Listening is highly recommended; some of the laugh-out-loud hilarity gets lost in translation to the written word.

And you simply have to hear his cover of Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" to believe it!