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Aug 21, 2022

Kurt Elling at the Green Mill: Old stomping grounds, new vigor with ‘SuperBlue’ band

Chicago Tribune https://archiveph/7FHCZ   Kurt Elling’s first live concert album, “Live from Chicago,” ended up being more than a little prophetic Elling recorded it in 1999 at the Green Mill, the venue that gave him a...

Mar 14, 2021

Kurt Elling Wins The GRAMMY for Secrets Are The Best Stories, featuring Danilo Pérez

Kurt Elling receives the Best Vocal Jazz GRAMMY award for his 2020 album, Secrets Are The Best Stories! After an incredible 14 nominations between 1995 and today, this marks Elling’s second GRAMMY win; his first in 2010 for...

Nov 24, 2020

2021 GRAMMY Nomination for Secrets Are The Best Stories!

On November 24 when the 63rd annual Grammy nominations were announced, Kurt Elling was honored with the Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal category for Secrets Are The Best Stories, featuring renowned pianist and Grammy winner Danilo...

Aug 25, 2020

Kurt Elling – Live from the Green Mill, August 28-29, 2020

The Kurt Elling Quartet presents two unique livestreamed sets direct from Chicago's famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge on Friday, August 29th & Saturday, August 30th, 2020 at 8:00 pm CDT (UTC-5) There will be no audience in...

Mar 31, 2020

Stirring Secrets – A rumination on Secrets Are the Best Stories by Ted C. Fishman

Secrets stir tension Secrets make us insiders when we have them, and outsiders when we don't Both are states of alienation, separating us from those on the other side of the secret But secrets also make us pay attention Think of the best...

Feb 28, 2020

Secrets Are The Best Stories

Kurt Elling's new duo album with Danilo Pérez Released worldwide April 3, 2020 on Edition Records – on CD, vinyl, and digital Pre-order: kurtellingbandcampcom Secrets Are The Best Stories is the new album from acclaimed vocalist and...

Jan 30, 2019

Kurt Elling’s The Big Blind Premieres at Jazz at Lincoln Center

WORLD PREMIERE OF KURT ELLING'S THE BIG BLIND Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY March 1-2, 2019, 8:00 pm The radio-style noir drama features an all-star cast including Broadway legend Ben Vereen, NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee...

Dec 07, 2018

2019 GRAMMY Nomination for The Questions!

On December 7 when the 61st annual Grammy nominations were announced, renowned jazz vocalist Kurt Elling was honored with the Grammy nomination for The Questions in the Best Jazz Vocal category This is his fourteenth Grammy nomination Elling...

Apr 09, 2018

Kurt Elling To Perform in the International Jazz Day 2018 All-Star Global Concert in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 30th!

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock are pleased to announced the programme for the 2018 edition of International Jazz Day, with events in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), this...

Feb 16, 2018

Kurt Elling’s THE QUESTIONS – To be released March 23, 2018

KURT ELLING'S THE QUESTIONS New Album Takes On Challenge of These Times Available March 23, 2018 From OKeh Records/Sony Music Masterworks Pre-order now from Amazon and iTunes The Questions, Kurt Elling's newest studio recording,...

Dec 31, 2017

Kurt Elling in 2017: Another very good year!

In 2017 Kurt Elling performed 102 shows in 69 cities in 18 countries on 4 continents! He flew 145,000 miles, including four trips to Europe and one each to South Africa and China, and there were ground trips by train and other transport,...

Dec 15, 2017

It’s Never Too Late: Kurt Elling, MDiv ’17

You've probably heard the story In 1992, just one credit short of his degree, Kurt Elling dropped out of Divinity School at the University of Chicago to pursue his vocation in jazz After graduating in 1989 from Gustavus Adolphus, a private...