Kurt Elling wins the 2012 ECHO Jazz Prize for International Male Singer of the Year

Kurt Elling has been awarded the ECHO Jazz Prize 2012 as International Male Singer of the Year for his 2011 album, The Gate!
The ECHO Jazz Prize is the German equivalent of the Grammy.

The ECHO Jazz Prizes are awarded in 30 categories for albums released between November 2, 2010 and October 31, 2011 which also received at least two outstanding reviews from music journalists. Winners were selected by twelve jurors from the music industry from a field of 230 nominations.

The ECHO is an established and well-known music award presented by the German Phono Academy, the cultural arm of the Music Industry Association, honoring outstanding achievements and successful national and international artists. The ECHO Klassik Prize was first awarded in 1994, and the Jazz Prize was added in 2010.

The date and the location of the award ceremony will be announced in May.

Congratulations to all the winners!