DownBeat’s Male Vocalist of the Year

DownBeat’s critics have spoken, and once again Kurt Elling is their choice for Male Vocalist of the Year!

Kurt graces the cover of DownBeat’s August 2007 issue, which also features a fine piece by Jason Koransky, DownBeat’s editor, interviewing Kurt, Laurence Hobgood, and Rob Amster.

It also gives you the official ballot for this year’s DownBeat Readers Poll so you, too, can vote for Kurt! Readers Poll winners for 2007 will be announced later this year.

Kurt’s many DownBeat awards:

* Critics Poll Winner: Male Vocalist of the Year — 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
* Critics Poll Winner: Talent Deserving Wider Recognition — 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
* Readers Poll Winner: Male Vocalist of the Year — 2002, 2004, 2006

As always, congratulations, Kurt!!!