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May 20, 2022

Kurt Elling Headlines “Jazz in June”

Grammy-winning singer Kurt Elling will be the featured artist in the 31st Jazz in June Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling headlines the Jazz in June series at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next month on June 21st Elling,...

May 19, 2022

Kurt Elling Goes Jazz Adjacent – DownBeat Magazine – Phillip Lutz  

Still feeling the effects of a fiery, four-night run at Ronnie Scott’s in London, Kurt Elling — DownBeat’s Male Vocalist of the Year — was safely back in the music-filled lair of his Chicago home, but operating in a zone between...

Jul 01, 2021

Awards

Grammy Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Album: Secrets Are The Best Stories, featuring Danilo Pérez Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman Grammy Nominations: Best Jazz Vocal Album:...

Mar 15, 2021

Kurt Elling ’89 Wins Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album

Long recognized as one of the top jazz vocalists of our time, Elling won his second Grammy Award for his album Secrets are the Best Stories Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Kurt Elling ’89 won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album at...

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...

Feb 24, 2021

Jazz beats the virus online

Chicago presenters of jazz and new music, and journalists from Madrid to the Bay Area, vocalist Kurt Elling, trumpeter Orbert Davis and pianist Lafayette Gilchrist discussed how they’ve transcended coronavirus-restrictions on live...

Dec 01, 2020

Kurt Elling’s Grammy nomination for Secrets Are The Best Stories

The 63rd Grammy Award nominations were announced last night via a live stream across social media Included in the shortlist for the Best Jazz Vocal Album category was Kurt Elling’s first album for Edition Records, the sublime Secrets Are The...

Nov 27, 2020

#6: Secrets Are The Best Stories on Jazzwise’s Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2020

The ultimate guide to the year's best new jazz albums as voted for by Jazzwise's peerless panel of reviewers – including the complete original Jazzwise reviews Back in March as lockdown was imposed, things looked bleak But jazz listens,...

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...

Nov 06, 2020

Somewhere: Capital connection finds Elling and SNJO on song

A connection that was made in Edinburgh back in the 1980s flourishes in spectacular style on the new video from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Released to coincide with Remembrance Sunday this weekend, Somewhere – the showstopping...

Oct 22, 2020

Jazz, Hope, and Perverse Modernism

The great jazz singer Kurt Elling gave us a real sign of hope in a difficult year on August 30, when he presented a live-streamed concert from the Green Mill, Chicago's legendary jazz club "We got a gig, dad," Elling said as he took the stage...

Oct 12, 2020

Jazz singer Kurt Elling moves back home to Chicago: ‘It was always a question of when was going to be right’

Twelve years ago, jazz singer Kurt Elling left Chicago for New York Three months ago, he returned The move, says Elling, was prompted not by the pandemic, which has devastated New York, but by a longstanding desire to move back to the...