DownBeat’s Male Vocalist of the Year for 2011!

Once again, Kurt Elling has been named Male Vocalist of the Year in the DownBeat Critics Poll and in its Readers Poll. It’s a clean sweep!
The 76th Annual Readers Poll results were just announced and will be featured in the December 2011 issue of DownBeat.

Critics Poll results were announced earlier.

This is the sixth year Kurt has topped the DownBeat Readers Poll, winning in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, and now 2011.

He’s won the top spot in the Critics Poll twelve years in a row, ever since 2000.

As always, hearty congratulations, Kurt!