Kurt Elling

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  • Fall 2016: Kurt Elling on Tour in the US & Europe, plus The Beautiful Day
  • Kurt's Upcoming Gigs & News
    * links: all tour dates in September & October
    * links: upcoming events in November & December
    Kurt Elling Says OKeh
    * link: World renowned jazz singer Kurt Elling signed to Okeh Records
    * link: OKeh Records jazz artists
    Kurt's First Holiday Album Coming October 28th!
    A Video Delight for Early Autumn
    * video: Time to Say Goodbye, KE with the Metropole Orkest, arranged by Erica Seguine
    Your Moment of Elling

  • Summer 2016: Kurt Elling on Tour with the Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Upward Spiral tour dates in Europe in June & July
    Kurt's concerts coming up in August & September
    * links: Touring page, Bandsintown
    Upward Spiral album description, with Kurt's and Branford's comments on the recording
    * link: Preview player & music services
    * link: Upward Spiral coming soon on vinyl
    Kurt's newest recording coming this fall
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2016: Jazz at the White House & Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)
  • Kurt Elling's Upcoming Gigs & News
    * links: Touring page, Bandsintown
    Jazz at the White House All Star Global Concert, International Jazz Day, 30 April 2016
    link: More details
    The Branford Marsalis Quartet & Special Guest Kurt Elling Soar on Upward Spiral
    links: pre-order on iTunes and Amazon
    links: Upward Spiral touring dates on Bandsintown & Kurt's Touring page
    link: More info & track listing
    GRAMMY Park Brooklyn, May 5-8, 2016
    link: Jazz All-Stars Concert
    link: More details & full schedule
    Your Moment of Elling

  • February 2016: Passion World, the Branford Marsalis Quartet, and the Grand Prize Winner
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet With Kurt Elling
    Monty Alexander & Friends - Sinatra at 100 With Special Guest Kurt Elling
    View From My Window Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Tim Smith
    February-March Gigs
    Gigs coming up in May/June
    Tracking KE on Bandsintown
    Passion World music videos
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • June 2015: PASSION WORLD ~ Out & On Tour!
  • Introducing Kurt Elling's Passion World
    Kurt's View from My Window photo contest
    How to enter, #KurtEllingVFMW hashtag, grand prize & entry deadline
    * link: entry form & full details
    June-July 2015 Gigs at a Glance
    Hey friends, it's Kurts first music video!
    * video: Who Is It?
    * link: Antonio Ponti, aspfilms
    * link: Carmit Levité
    * link: Parisian Heartbreak, iTunes-only bonus track
    Got your autographed copy of Passion World yet?
    * link: Kurt Elling's Official Online Store
    Promo code KE22 for 20% off
    Passion World promotion
    * link: buy on Amazon
    * link: buy on iTunes
    * video: Passion World EPK
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2015: Elling Swings Sinatra & Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)
  • Elling Swings Sinatra!
    * audio: podcast of Kurt Elling, Bill Charlap: Jazz Conversation about Sinatra with Will Friedwald - Portland Jazz Festival
    April is Jazz Month!
    * link: Jazz Appreciation Month 2015 celebrates Billy Strayhorn's centenary, from Doug Ramsey's Rifftides
    * link: Billy Strayhorn's website
    * link: Frank Sinatra's JAM poster (2012)
    * link: Billie Holiday's JAM poster (2003)
    * link: Jazz Day website
    * video: live webcast of Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert from Paris
    * video: Jazz Day trailer
    April Gigs
    What's coming up in May & June
    Short Takes
    Harold Mabern's Afro Blue released April 14th
    Kurt performs two tunes - "Billie's Bounce" & "Portrait of Jennie"
    * links: order on Amazon and iTunes
    Jazz & Colors - Masterworks Edition, April 24th
    * link: Jazz & Colors website
    Billy Strayhorn's JAM poster (2015)
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: Kurt performs "Lush Life" from Dedicated To You

  • March 2015: Kurt Elling's Passion World on tour
  • Kurt Elling brings Passion World to 7 countries with 14 shows in March
    link: review of Passion World concert in Washington, DC
    In the spotlight: Bryan Carter
    * link: Bryan Carter Music website
    * link: Bryan Carter's Enchantment CD
    * video: drum solo on Estate, Kurt Elling Quintet
    * video: drum solo in the studio
    * links: Bryan Carter on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
    March Gigs
    Short Takes
    Kurt's Flirting With Twilight (2001) reissued on vinyl, March 24, 2015
    * link: Blue Note's 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative
    * links: Blue Note authorized dealer record stores, Amazon
    Kurt performs on pianist Jeremy Siskind's Housewarming
    * links: order on Amazon, iTunes, Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
    Kurt performs on singer/songwriter Silje Nergaard's Chain of Days
    * links: order on Amazon, iTunes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • January 2015: New beginnings and all new notes in the New Year
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Elling Swings Sinatra ~ a centenary celebration
    * video: The Lady Is a Tramp
    Passion World ~ Songs of Love & Loss
    * video: La vie en rose
    February-March gigs
    Your Moment of Elling

  • December 2014: Celebrate the winter holy days with jazz
  • Kurt guest stars on Renée Fleming's Christmas in New York, on PBS
    * video: preview of Christmas in New York TV special & CD
    Kurt performs 4 Christmas concerts with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw in the Netherlands
    * video: KE & the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw perform Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Make a joyful noise
    Renée Fleming's Christmas in New York recording
    * link: buy on Amazon
    * link: buy on iTunes
    * video: Kurt & Renée perform Snowbound
    * video: Kurt & Renée perform Still, Still, Still
    Jimmy Greene's Beautiful Life
    * link: buy on Amazon
    * link: buy on iTunes
    * video: Kurt & the Linden Christian School Early Years Choir perform Ana's Way
    * audio: Jimmy Greene talks about Beautiful Life on NPR's All Things Considered
    Laurence Hobgood's Christmas
    * link: buy on Circumstantial Productions
    * audio: Kurt & Laurence perform Song of the Christmas Bells
    * audio: Kurt & Laurence perform River
    Do you hear what I hear?
    * audio: Cool Yule
    * audio: Song of the Christmas Bells
    * audio: Let's Start the New Year Right/Auld Land Syne
    * audio: The New Year's Eve Song
    Your Moment of Elling

  • November 2014: Gratitude, Thanksgiving, and Jazz!
  • Kurt's November Concerts
    * links: full concert information & tickets
    * video: KE interview with WDR Big Band Producer, Lucas Schmid
    * audio: Live broadcast of "Freedom Songs" with Kurt & the WDR Big Band, Jazzfest Berlin, November 1
    Edison Jazz/World Awards 2014
    * link: Kurt Elling honored with the prestigious 2014 Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs, the Edison's Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz
    * link: Edison Jazz/World 2014 Gala concert
    New KE Recorded Collaborations
    Jimmy Greene's "Beautiful Life," to be released November 25, 2014
    * links: to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes
    Renée Fleming's "Christmas in New York, released October 14, 2014
    * video: Renée Fleming introduces "Christmas in New York"
    * link: information, track list, and personal comments from Kurt & Renée
    * links: to order on Amazon and iTunes
    November-December Gigs
    Happy Birthday to Kurt on November 2!
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: American Tune from JALC concert, October 2012

  • October 2014: Turning leaves and bountiful jazz
  • Kurt Elling's Concerts in October & November
    previews of all shows with links for tickets
    Jazz in the New Millennium: Live & Well
    * links: print & e-book editions
    Short Takes
    Renée Fleming's "Christmas in New York," featuring guest artists including Kurt Elling (to be released Oct 14, 2014)
    * link: pre-ordering on Amazon
    October-December Gigs
    Your Moment of Elling

  • September 2014: A new season of amazing jazz
  • Elling Swings Sinatra at Notre Dame
    September-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Kurt's cool & quirky vacation pix on Instagram
    Jon Hendricks' 93rd birthday, September 16
    * link: Jon on Kurt, "Spirits from Above"
    * link: Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan
    * video: Ellen Johnson, author of Jazz Child
    Your Moment of Elling

  • July-August 2014: Celebrating the 4th & summer holidays
  • Celebrate the 4th with the KEQ at the Green Mill
    * link: Guide & Tips for Going to the Green Mill
    Kurt's Summer Holidays
    Vote in the 79th DownBeat Readers Poll!
    voting open mid-July to mid-August
    * link: DownBeat website
    July-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    sounds of summers past...
    * audio: Kurt's 2012 Newport Jazz Festival performance
    * video: KE, Charlie Hunter, & Derrek Phillips, "I Want You to Want Me," Prague Proms 2012
    * video: KE, Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau, & the Metropole Orkest, "Roll 'em Pete," North Sea Jazz 2011
    Your Moment of Elling

  • June 2014: Summertime ~ and the livin' is easy!
  • Personal message from Kurt
    The Kurt Elling Quintet at The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis
    * link: history of The Sheldon
    Memorable Musical Moments in May
    * video clip: Curtis Stigers & Guy Barker talk about "Hoods, Horns and Hooch" at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (UK), with rehearsal scenes
    * video clip: Kurt Elling & Liane Carroll chat about performing with Guy Barker in "Hoods, Horns and Hooch" in Cheltenham, with rehearsal scenes
    * audio: Kurt Elling interviewed by Tanya Ivanova for JazzFM in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 28, 2014
    June-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: free download of "Six of the Best: Improvisation Tips from the Masters," an audio book from the Brighton Jazz School (UK)
    * video: Kurt performing "Easy Living" with the KEQ & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 2008
    Your Moment of Elling

  • May 2014: A bloomin' buzzin' month of jazz!
  • Preview of all of Kurt's May & June Concerts
    Cheltenham Jazz Festival
    * link: Hoods, Horns and Hooch, May 2
    * link: BBC Radio 2 live stream of concert
    * link: Passion World, May 3
    Dancing in the Street - Kurt with the Chicago Children's Choir
    * video: Chicago Children's Choir overview
    * link: NPR story, "Motown, Vietnam, The Civil Rights Movement And One Iconic Song"
    * link: Dancing in the Street: Detroit's Radical Anthem
    * link: NPR story, "The Mix: Songs Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement"
    May-June Gigs
    Short Takes
    * video: International Jazz Day All-Star Gala Concert
    * link: Global Love Day, May 1
    * link: Kurt Elling on Instagram
    * link: Carbon Fund
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2014: Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) - Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme
  • Kurt's upcoming concerts April-June
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)!
    John Coltrane's masterpiece, A Love Supreme
    * link: Smithsonian Jazz's description of JAM 2014 - Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme
    * link: NPR's A Blog Supreme with current slide show of images related to A Love Supreme
    * link: larger images of Coltrane's handwritten score & personal notes for A Love Supreme
    * audio: Kurt's 2003 NPR interview on Coltrane's spiritual intention and vision
    * link: Nat Hentoff's These Little Kids Think Coltrane Is Cool, The Wall Street Journal, 2008
    * video: Kurt performing Resolution with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, 2012
    * link: Kurt's vocalese lyric for Resolution
    * link: topic in Kurt's fan Forum on Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme with more information
    International Jazz Day, April 30, 2014
    * link: All-Star Global Concert performers
    * link: live webcast of April 30th's All-Star Global Concert
    * link: UN special commemorative stamps for Jazz Day 2014
    Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards 2014
    Kurt nominated for Male Singer of the Year
    * link: Jazz Awards website
    * link: full list of the 2014 nominees
    * link: JazzApril
    April-June Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Westword's list of 10 Best Male Jazz Vocalists
    * audio: Kurt's interview with Doug Dirks on CBC Calgary radio in March
    * link: Kurt buys Carbon Fund offsets to reduce his carbon footprint; Earth Day is April 22
    JAM 2014 poster
    Your Moment of Elling

  • March 2014: Swingin' into Spring
  • Preview of Kurt's concerts in March & April
    An Evening with Kurt Elling: Syntopicon
    excerpts from four reviews
    * link: Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman
    * link: Debra Milne, Bebop Spoken Here
    * link: Rob Adams, The Herald
    * link: Michael S. Clark, Instrumental
    * link: SNJO's recording, American Adventure
    * video: Kurt performing the "Loch Tay Boat Song" with the SNJO, Glasgow
    In the spotlight: Xavier Davis
    * link: Xavier Davis's website
    * video: Stefon Harris Quartet with Xavier Davis performing "Tank's Tune"
    * video: Xavier Davis Trio playing "The Day Will Come"
    * link: interview with Xavier Davis
    March-April Gigs
    Short Takes
    * video: Kurt performing "Up from New Orleans" with the Yellowjackets, Club Nocturne, 1998
    30,000+ fans on Facebook
    Your Moment of Elling

  • February 2014: Jazz wins hearts & minds
  • Kurt's concerts in February & March
    The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's "An Evening With Kurt Elling: Syntopicon"
    * link: full programme repertoire
    Cleve Carney Art Gallery Dedication & Valentine's Concert, College of DuPage
    * link: Cleve Carney Art Gallery
    Sailing on the Jazz Cruise
    33rd Chicago Music Awards - Vote on line through February 10
    February-March Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: SNJO's "American Adventure"
    * video: Renée Fleming sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
    Your Moment of Elling

  • January 2014: Looking Forward - Jazz Around the World
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Looking Forward - Kurt's Concerts in January & February
    Looking Back at 2013
    Kurt's Awards
    Map of Kurt's 2013 gigs
    Passion World 2014
    Celebration of Rob Amster's Life
    January-February gigs
    Short Takes
    NEA Jazz Masters concert & webcast January 13
    * link: live streamed video webcast
    * link: NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold
    * link: NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton
    * link: NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis
    * link: NEA Jazz Master Keith Jarrett
    The Jazz & Democracy Project
    * link: Jazz & Democracy website
    * video: Passing the baton: From the Jazz Masters to American Democracy
    Your Moment of Elling

  • December 2013: Celebrating the Light - Blessing Everything!
  • In the dark of winter, we celebrate the Light
    Blessed Everything!
    Kurt's Concerts in December & January
    Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kurt Elling at the Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL
    Early December - Kurt performs with Vojtech Dyk & the B-Side Band
    January - KEQ at the Green Mill in Chicago, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center & Palm Beach State College in FL, and then on the 2014 Jazz Cruise
    Vote NOW in the JazzTimes Readers' Poll - deadline is Dec 2 at 5:00 pm EST
    * link: JazzTimes Readers' Poll ballot
    Do you hear what I hear?
    * audio: Cool Yule from Yule Be Boppin'
    * audio: Song of the Christmas Bells from Laurence Hobgood's Christmas
    * audio: Let's Start the New Year Right / Auld Lang Syne from NPR's Toast of the Nation
    * audio: The New Year's Eve Song by Patricia Barber, performed by Kurt, Patricia, & Jim Gailloreto
    In Memoriam - Rob Amster (1964-2013)
    Kurt remembers Rob, his great friend and fellow musician
    December-January Gigs
    Short Takes
    Laurence Hobgood's Christmas
    * link: LH's website
    * link: ordering information
    * link: 2013 New York Times Gift Guide
    * audio: LH's Christmas on Piano and All That Jazz podcast
    * link: Carbon Fund for reducing carbon footprint of Kurt's air travel
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: Kurt & Rob Amster performing The Waking, 2007

  • November 2013: Jazz, Joy, and Gratitude
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Kurt's concerts in November & December
    * link: Renée Fleming interview
    New Year's Eve with Kurt Elling at the Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL
    Kurt Elling: DownBeat's Male Vocalist of the Year!
    * link: 2013 DownBeat Readers Poll results
    * link: 2013 DownBeat Critics Poll results
    * link: Ted Panken article on Kurt for DownBeat, December 2013
    Happy 46th Birthday to Kurt!
    November-January Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Kurt on a billboard on I-290
    * link: live radio broadcast on WWOZ on Nov. 21
    * link: Jazz & Colors in Central Park
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: I Like the Sunrise

  • October 2013: Falling leaves & autumn serenades
  • Kurt's Fall Preview - October & November
    Kurt on RTÉ lyric fm Radio
    * audio: KE with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Jazz Alley (Oct 2013 only)
    * audio: KE on The Lyric Feature - My Tunes
    * link: broadcast details in the KE Forum
    Have you visited Kurt's website lately?
    * audio: kPod, Kurt's radio
    * audio: Autumn Serenade
    * link: V-D-O Gallery
    * link: video conversation in the KE Forum
    * links: Touring page, Music, Projects, and Kurt's Store
    Remembering Marian McPartland (1918-2013)
    * audio: KE on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, 2002
    * audio: LH on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, 2007
    * audio: KE & LH performing All Is Quiet at Piano Jazz 30th anniversary concert
    October-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • September 2013: Summer's ending & a new jazz season awaits
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Kurt's Fall Preview - September through November
    descriptions of his fall gigs with links for tickets
    Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Saxophone Competition & All-Star Gala Concert
    * audio/video: Kurt's "Night Dreamer" from Live in Chicago (1999)
    Kurt Elling & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
    * link: streaming audio of part 2 of this concert
    Two excellent interviews with Kurt!
    * audio: Kurt on Aedín Gormley's RTÉ lyric fm radio programme, The Lyric Feature - My Tunes, from April 19, 2013
    * audio: Kurt on the Brighton Jazz School's podcast, episode #32
    Honoring the Green Mill's Dave Jemilo
    with the 2013 Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Institute of Chicago
    * link: information about Walter Dyett
    * link: Kurt's 2011 newsletter with history of the Green Mill
    * link: "In his own words...Dave Jemilo," Chicago Jazz Magazine, March 2012
    * link: Neil Tesser's "Patricia Barber & Kurt Elling: The Art of the Song," JazzTimes, December 1999
    Gmail inbox changes
    * link: instructions for handling the change for the KE newsletter
    September-November gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • August 2013: See, Hear, and Vote for Jazz at Its Finest!
  • Kurt Swings Though August
    Tónica: Encuentro Internacional de Jazz en Jalisco
    Rockport Jazz Festival
    Vote! 78th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll
    * link: DownBeat website
    * link: DownBeat Readers Poll
    * link: Voter's Guide in the KE Forum
    Last call for KE at JALC on Sirius XM Internet Radio - On Demand until August 3
    * link: instructions for registering for FREE trial & finding the KE On Demand program
    * video: KE at JALC - I Only Have Eyes for You (2012)
    Newport Jazz Festival 2013
    * link: Listen live on NPR August 3-4
    * video: KE at Newport - Nature Boy (2001)
    * audio: KE at Newport 2012
    Gmail inbox changes
    * link: instructions for handling the change for the KE newsletter
    August-October gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • July 2013: Cool Jazz & Summer Fun
  • Kurt swings through summer - preview of July & August dates
    Kurt Elling: Male Vocalist of the Year, 61st Annual DownBeat Critics Poll 2013
    * link: complete results of the DB Critics Poll
    Sirius XM Internet Radio broadcast on July 20, 2013 of KEQ Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center (October 13, 2012)
    * link: Sirius XM Real Jazz, channel 67
    * link: Sirius XM 30-day free trial
    Kurt Elling Encore Presentations
    * video: Kurt Elling with the Big Band & Symphony Orchestra RTV Slovenija, conducted by Michael Abene (May 27, 2013)
    * audio: That Obscure Hurt, featuring Kurt Elling & Janie Dee, composed by Guy Barker, lyrics & narration by Robert Ryan (June 12, 2013)
    * audio: Kurt Elling & Richard Galliano - Passion World, Live at Lincoln Center (May 15, 2010)
    July-August Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • June 2013: Swingin' Into Summer
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Kurt swings into summer
    * links: preview of June through August gigs
    That Obscure Hurt, by Guy Barker & Robert Ryan, featuring Kurt Elling & Janie Dee
    * link: Aldeburgh Music Festival
    * audio: BBC Radio 3 broadcast of That Obscure Hurt
    Kurt's on the Rad-i-o
    * audio: The International Ronnie Scott's Radio Show hosted by Ian Shaw
    * audio: Encore podcast of Kurt's interview on Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio 2 programme
    KE with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra broadcast coming this summer
    KEQ Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center rebroadcast on Sirius XM coming this summer
    June-August Gigs
    Short Takes
    Summer Solstice June 21
    * video: Estate (In Summer) from Taormina Jazz Festival 2012
    * link: World War Z movie
    * audio: Pleasant Valley Sunday
    * link: climate-friendly travel & buying carbon offsets from Carbon Fund
    Your Moment of Elling

  • May 2013: Jazz in Bloom
  • Europe is abloom with jazz!
    preview of Kurt's gigs in May
    The Kurt Elling Quintet at Ronnie Scott's
    reviews of the KEQ's sold out week in April
    May-June gigs
    Short Takes
    * audio: Kurt's interview on Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio 2 programme
    * audio: Laurence Hobgood on NPR's Piano Jazz with Jon Weber (2013)
    * audio: Laurence Hobgood on NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland (2007)
    * link: "[Kendrick] Scott's Percussive Prophecy," DownBeat, April 2013
    * video: Quincy Davis on Kurt Elling
    * link: climate-friendly travel & buying carbon offsets from Carbon Fund
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2013: Celebrating JAM - Jazz Appreciation Month - & International Jazz Day
  • Kurt has a full schedule of April & May gigs
    Kurt Elling & Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2
    * audio: podcast of Kurt's 18:56 segment on Cullum's programme (expires in mid-April 2013)
    * link: photo gallery from taping of the programme
    Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards nominations
    Kurt nominated for Male Singer of the Year
    * link: JJA Jazz Awards website
    * link: full list of 2013 nominees
    April is Jazz Month!
    * link: Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) events
    * link: 112 Ways to Celebrate Jazz
    * link: International Jazz Day website
    * link: live jazz events worldwide on Jazz Day
    April-May Gigs
    Short Takes
    * audio/video: April in Paris
    * link: Kurt's climate-friendly travel & buying carbon offsets from Carbon Fund
    * link: follow Kurt on Instagram or use Statigram or Webstagram
    Your Moment of Elling

  • March 2013: Come Fly With Me!
  • Kurt plays 14 shows in 8 countries over 20 nights in March!
    * video: Come Fly With Me
    Kurt Elling Honored with the 2013 Blue Note Milano Award
    Kurt Elling on Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio 2 Programme
    * link: broadcast on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm GMT
    * link: podcast available March 19-26
    Kurt Elling Quintet in Istanbul
    * link: International Jazz Day on April 30
    March-April Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Kurt is special guest with Aki Yashiro at Birdland NYC on March 27
    * link: Kurt's 2004 essay, "Spirituality, Poetry and Jazz" on Integral Life website
    * link: Kurt's climate-friendly travel & buying carbon offsets from Carbon Fund
    * link: follow Kurt on Instagram or use Statigram or Webstagram
    Your Moment of Elling

  • February 2013: For the Love of Jazz
  • The KEQ back to land and on the road again!
    The 55th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10
    nominees for Best Vocal Jazz Album
    * link: Pre-Telecast live streamed webcast
    * link: Exploring the Jazz Field Nominees
    * link: 12 tips to enhance your Grammy experience
    Kurt named International Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2013 Jazz FM Awards
    * video: Kurt's acceptance speech
    * link: full list of winners
    * link: Kurt's Awards & Recognitions
    The 2013 Jazz Cruise
    * link: kay_leen's first-hand account of Kurt's shows on the cruise from the KE Forum
    * link: making reservations for the 2014 Jazz Cruise
    February-March Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: DownBeat profile of Laurence Hobgood
    * link: music charts in Kurt's Store
    * photo: Kurt's first business card
    * links: follow Kurt on Instagram, on Statigram, or Webstgram
    #TheWorldIsListening social media blitz for the Grammys
    * link: Grammy Amplifier app
    * link: The Grammys & social media
    Your Moment of Elling

  • January 2013: All New Notes in the New Year
  • Personal message from Kurt
    January 2013
    2013 Grammy Nomination: 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
    Looking Back at 2012
    Kurt's many awards and nominations
    * link: Kate McGarry's Girl Talk
    * link: Lee Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions
    * video: Kurt performing River Man
    * link: Kurt's article for JazzTimes, "Recent Vocal-Jazz Innovation"
    * links: Kurt's website, V-D-O gallery, fan photos, Teaching, kPod
    Where's Kurt?
    map of Kurt's 2012 gigs
    summary of Kurt's travels and musical collaborations
    The Best of 2012 Lists
    1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project on end-of-the-year lists
    Brill Building Stories
    "On Broadway"
    Cynthia Weil's story of its origin in 1963
    * link: 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee
    * audio: Spotify playlist of Kurt's songs from 1619 Broadway and the early versions that inspired them
    * link: brief stories about the original tunes
    January-February Gigs
    Short Takes
    * audio: BBC 3 Jazz Line-Up broadcast & podcast of Kurt & Sheila Jordan at the 2012 London Jazz Festival
    * audio: 2002 episode of Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, featuring Kurt with Rob Amster
    Your Moment of Elling

  • December 2012: Celebrating the Light
  • Merry Everything!
    Passion World concerts with Kurt & the WDR Big Band & Orchestra
    * link: live broadcast/webcast on Radio WDR 3 on December 7, 2012
    1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
    * link: Kurt's Press
    * link: fan comments in the Forum about 1619 Broadway
    * audio: Kurt interviewed on Mark Coles' The Strand, BBC World Service
    * audio: Spotify playlist - The Brill Project: Kurt Elling and The Brill Building Sound
    * link: Behind the Songs
    Do you hear what I hear?
    * audio: Cool Yule (from Yule Be Boppin', 1997)
    * audio: Auld Lang Syne (from Swingin' New Year's Eve 1998, NPR)
    * audio: The New Year's Song
    Kurt's Store
    ordering before Christmas
    holiday special on Kurt T-Shirts - only $15 (save 25%)!
    * link: Kurt's Store
    December-January Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: January 6, 2013 BBC broadcast of Kurt Elling & Sheila Jordan at the London Jazz Festival
    * link: Concord's Rhythm Sessions fan giveaway
    Your Moment of Elling

  • November 2012: 1619 BROADWAY Goes to Europe
  • Jazz writers praise 1619 Broadway
    * link: Kurt's Press
    Amazon 100 Albums for $5 Each special during November
    1619 Broadway: Behind the Songs
    * audio: Spotify playlist - The Brill Project: Kurt Elling and The Brill Building Sound
    * link: Behind the Songs
    KE is DownBeat Readers Poll winner for 2012
    * link: 77th Annual DB Readers Poll results
    * link: DB Critics Poll results
    Vote in JazzTimes Readers Poll - closes November 11
    * link: JazzTimes Readers Poll online survey
    Happy 45th Birthday to Kurt!
    November-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Langston Hughes' Jazz as Communication
    * link: KE on Instagram
    * link: Jazz & Colors in Central Park, November 10
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: KE performing American Tune with Metropole Orkest

  • October 2012: Celebrating the release of 1619 BROADWAY!
  • Personal message from Kurt
    * video/EPK: 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
    Kurt Elling puts the Brill in brilliant!
    * link: articles & reviews of 1619 Broadway
    * link: fan comments in the Forum about 1619 Broadway
    * link: Amazon customer reviews of 1619 Broadway
    * link: iTunes customer reviews of 1619 Broadway
    Gala Release Concerts, The Allen Room, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
    overview of the 1619 Broadway tours in Canada, the US, & Europe
    * link: tickets for Gala Release Concerts Oct. 12-13 in NYC
    * link: tickets for City Winery gigs Oct. 21-22 in Chicago
    * link: special discount on tickets for Kennedy Center gig Oct. 27 in Washington, DC
    * link: tickets for London Jazz Festival Nov. 14
    October-November Gigs
    Short Takes
    * audio: podcast of Kurt's interview on David Kenney's "Everything Old is New Again," WBAI-FM
    * link: Lee Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions, with Kurt performing "River Man"
    * link: follow Kurt on Instagram
    * link: getting to 20,000 fans on Facebook
    * link: Shapiro Bernstein, Kurt's music publisher
    * link: Carbon Fund for carbon offsets
    Your Moment of Elling

  • September 2012: 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Concord Jazz announces the September 25 release of 1619 Broadway
    * link: list of the eleven tracks
    * link: news & audio samples
    Be the first on your block!
    * link: list of release/street dates in various countries
    * link: details on pre-orders and sales prices around the world
    The all shiny & new Kurt Elling website
    * audio: kPod, Kurt's online Radio
    * video: V-D-O section
    * link: favorite fan photos
    * link: follow Kurt on Instagram
    The Brill Building
    * link: official submission to the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF, 25 pp.)
    * link: Spectropop Brill Building page
    The 1619 Broadway Fall Tour
    * link: Kurt's Touring page
    Gala Release Concerts in New York
    * link: Kurt Elling Quintet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Oct. 12-13
    We remember Von Freeman
    * link: Von Freeman honored as 2012 NEA Jazz Master
    * link: Von Freeman, Chicago saxophone legend, dies at 88
    * link: Remembering Saxophone Hero Von Freeman - Part 1 (Neil Tesser)
    * link: Von Freeman: last thought (for now) on a Chicago original (Neil Tesser)
    * video: Kurt performing "I Like the Sunrise"
    September-October Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • August 2012: Jazz from Newport, Rhode Island to Newtown, Joburg, South Africa
  • On the Road with Kurt
    Kurt Elling at the Newport Jazz Festival
    * link: full schedule
    * link: NPR's live webcast August 4-5
    In the spotlight: Kendrick Scott
    * link: Kendrick Scott's website
    * video: Kendrick Scott Oracle Live at Joe's Pub
    * audio & video: Kendrick Scott and Oracle: Live at Berklee
    Kurt Elling at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Vote in the 77th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll
    Encore: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, with Derrek Phillips
    * video: Save Your Love for Me from North Sea Jazz 2012
    * video: Come on Back to Me from the Taormina Jazz Festival
    Kurt Elling wins the 2012 Scottish Jazz Award - International category
    August Gigs and upcoming tour news
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • July 2012: Jazz Red Hot & Groovin'
  • Groovin' Through Europe - Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, with Derrek Phillips on drums
    * link: review of 2001 LA/CHI/NY show at the Steppenwolf Theatre
    * link: Kurt singing Desert Way on Charlie Hunter's Songs from the Analog Playground
    * video: Charlie Hunter & Derrek Phillips, Putting It All Together (clinic/master class)
    Kurt Elling & Jon Hendricks at the New Mexico Jazz Festival July 28, 2012
    * video: Kurt, Jon Hendricks, & Al Jarreau performing Roll 'Em Pete at 2011 North Sea Jazz Festival
    * link: Spirits from Above: Jon Hendricks on Kurt Elling, Jazzwise, 2011
    In the spotlight: Charlie Hunter
    * link: Charlie Hunter's website
    * video: Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola play Liza, Jazz at the Bistro, June 22, 2012
    * video: Interview with Charlie Hunter, May 10, 2011
    Kurt Elling: 2012 Male Vocalist of the Year, 60th DownBeat Critics Poll
    * link: 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll winners
    Kurt Elling: 2012 Male Singer of the Year, Jazz Journalists Association
    * link: 2012 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards winners
    July-August Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: When & where did you first hear Kurt? - stories on Kurt's Facebook fan page
    * audio: Kurt performing All Is Quiet with the Bob Mintzer Big Band at Blue Note Tokyo, June 2012
    Your Moment of Elling

  • June 2012: Summer's Here & The Best Is Yet to Come
  • Summer's here and Kurt's flying 'round the world
    preview of Kurt's summer concerts
    * video: Roll 'Em Pete with Jon Hendricks & Al Jarreau, North Sea Jazz 2011
    * video: Come Fly With Me
    Kurt Elling, International Male Singer of the Year, 2012 ECHO Jazz Prize, Germany
    * video: Kurt & the Metropole Orkest performing An American Tune, written by Paul Simon, arranged by Christian Elsässer
    Kurt Elling, 2012 Jazz Ambassador, Silesian Jazz Festival
    May's Memorable Morsels
    * video: Kurt & the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra performing Resolution at Festival Jazz sous les pommiers
    * link: photographs and video clips of Kurt & and the SNJO
    * video: Kurt Elling Quintet performing Golden Lady at Festival Jazz ŕ Saint-Germain-des-Prés
    * video: KE Quintet performing I Only Have Eyes for You
    Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, June 20, 2012
    * link: 2012 nominees
    * link: JJA satellite parties in 13 locations
    * link: Orbert Davis, honored as Chicago's 2012 JJA Jazz Hero
    * audio: Kurt Elling interviewed by Orbert Davis on The Real Deal, November 4, 2011
    The Best Is Yet To Come!
    * video: Breeders' Cup sixty-second TV spot with Kurt singing The Best Is Yet To Come
    June-July Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Miles Davis Forever stamp
    * video: Kurt & the Metropole Orkest performing Late Night Willie, music by Keith Jarrett, lyric by KE, arrangement by Daniel Jamieson
    * link: Jazz Forever stamp
    Kurt's cool new patches
    Your Moment of Elling

  • May 2012: Jazz, the universal music of freedom & creativity
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Double Play: Kurt Elling & John Pizzarelli
    * audio: Perdido, with John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, and Kurt
    * audio: Well Did You Evah (What a Swell Party This Is), with Kurt and John
    Kurt Swings Through Europe, Part 1
    * video: Steppin' Out, with Kurt and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Tommy Smith
    Kurt Elling awarded the ECHO Jazz Prize 2012
    * links: ECHO Jazz Prize winners and tickets for ceremony in Dresden
    Celebrating International Jazz Day - April 30
    * video: Sunrise Concert in Congo Square, New Orleans
    * video: Herbie Hancock's live jam on Watermelon Man with students in New Orleans, Cape Town, South Africa, Paris, France, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    * link: Jeffrey Siegel's review of the Sunset Concert
    * video: Sunset Concert at the United Nations in New York
    * video: Launch Concert at UNESCO HQ in Paris
    May-June Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: The Power of Flower Photos
    * audio clip: KE-Kate McGarry duet on O Cantador from her album Girl Talk
    * video: Master Class: Kurt Elling - A lifetime in Jazz
    * link: Carbon Fund for buying carbon offsets for travel
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2012: Jazz Crossing Borders & Cultures
  • Kurt Elling in New Zealand
    * link: Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra (WJO)
    * link: Eric Marienthal
    * audio: Kurt's interview on Nine to Noon, Radio New Zealand
    * audio: Kurt's interview on Upbeat, Radio New Zealand
    * video: Eric Marienthal & WJO performing Body and Soul (2009)
    Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra
    * video: Frank Sinatra performing You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (1962)
    Kurt Elling at the Metropole Orkest's International Arrangers Workshop
    * audio: Part 1 of the Grand Finale Concert podcast on Co Live!, Radio 6 in The Netherlands
    * audio: Part 2 of the Grand Finale Concert podcast on Co Live!, Radio 6 in The Netherlands
    * link: LYRICS, Second Edition, in Kurt's Store
    April-May Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: Jazz Appreciation Month
    * video: Frank Sinatra performing The House I Live In
    * link: KE fan discount on tickets to Newport Jazz Festival (through April 30)
    * link: Kate McGarry's Girl Talk, with review and audio clip of KE-Kate McGarry duet
    * link: Kurt Elling: Straight Ahead, JazzTimes article & video interviews from The Jazz Cruise
    Your Moment of Elling

  • March 2012: In the studio, on the radio & red carpet, and at sea
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Bebopified interview: Kurt Elling on the Grammys, confidence, the jazz lifestyle,
    his next album, and more
    The Metropole Orchestra's International Arrangers Workshop invites Kurt Elling
    POEMJAZZ, featuring poet Robert Pinsky & pianist Laurence Hobgood
    * audio: Pinsky & Hobgood WBUR radio interview/performance
    * link: Boston Globe article, "POEMJAZZ collaboration steers clear of Beat trappings"
    * link: where to order the POEMJAZZ CD
    * links: Laurence Hobgood's upcoming gigs
    Kurt Elling on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
    * audio: Kurt's hilarious segment playing "Not My Job"
    Kurt Elling Quintet on The Jazz Cruise 2012
    * link: JazzTimes article about Kurt's performances on the Jazz Cruse
    * video: Kurt Elling on The Jazz Cruise
    * video: Kurt Elling on his early musical development as a jazz singer
    * video: Kurt Elling on his future projects
    * link: In Person with JazzTimes - Laurence Hobgood's video interview segments from the Jazz Cruise
    March-April Gigs
    Short Takes
    * video: Kurt on the Grammy Red Carpet
    * link: Lyrics book, second edition
    Your Moment of Elling

  • February 2012: Jazz speaks the language of love
  • Kurt Elling: Passion World, with special guests Regina Carter and Anat Cohen
    Kurt Elling and Lizz Wright: Be My Valentine
    The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
    * link: Grammy live stream
    * link: 2012 Grammys Embrace Digital, Mobile and Social Media
    POEMJAZZ, featuring Robert Pinsky & Laurence Hobgood
    * link: The Sounds Poems Make: How the sax led Robert Pinsky to poetry - and now to jazz collaboration
    * link: Circumstantial Productions to order CD
    LYRICS, second edition
    * link: Kurt's Store to order book
    February-March Gigs
    Short Takes
    * link: "NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"
    * video: Master Class: Kurt Elling - What is a jazz singer?
    Your Moment of Elling

  • January 2012: Looking toward the future
  • Personal message from Kurt about the year ahead
    January 2012
    Looking back at 2011
    What Is The Beautiful?
    POEMJAZZ
    2012 NEA Jazz Masters
    * link & video: Honoring Von Freeman
    * link & video: Honoring Sheila Jordan
    * link & video: Honoring Charlie Haden
    * video: webcast of NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert (134:09)
    January-February Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • December 2011: Celebrate and #Occupy the Light
  • In the dark of winter, we celebrate the season of Light!
    The Gate gets the Grammy nomination!
    Lyrics (second edition) now available
    The Gate wins the 2011 Edison Jazz/World Award
    * audio: Dutch Radio 6 interview with KE on Co Live, November 13
    Kurt Elling on Orbert Davis's radio program, The Real Deal
    * audio: podcast of the hour's conversation, November 4
    Where's Kurt? - map of all the KE gigs in 2011
    Do you hear what I hear?
    * audio: Kurt performing Cool Yule
    * audio: Kurt performing The New Year's Song with Patricia Barber and Jim Gailloreto on tenor
    December-January Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • November 2011: Klüvers Big Band and Giving Thanks
  • Personal message from Kurt
    The Kurt Elling Quartet with the Klüvers Big Band
    * link: JazzTimes review
    * link: Ottawa Citizen review
    * link: Klüvers Big Band USA Tour page
    Happy 44th birthday to Kurt on November 2nd!
    Kurt is all over the radio dial
    * audio: WBGO interview by Michael Bourne
    * audio: WBUR interview by Anthony Brooks
    * audio: PRI's The World interview by Adeline Sire with KE & Jens Klüver
    * audio: WECB interview by Lydia Liebman
    Kurt is DownBeat's Male Vocalist of the Year for 2011
    * link: full list of winners in DownBeat's 76th Readers Poll
    Vote for Kurt in the JazzTimes Readers Poll by November 15
    * link: JazzTimes Readers Poll survey form
    November-December Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • October 2011: Kurt Elling welcomes the Klüvers Big Band
  • KE and the Klüvers Big Band tour: Chicago, New York, Washington, and Boston, with special guests at Birdland in New York
    * video: KE performing Norwegian Wood with Klüvers
    * link: Nicholas Urie, arranger of Norwegian Wood
    * link: Klüvers Big Band page for their US trip
    About Klüvers Big Band and Jens Klüver
    What Is The Beautiful? to be released October 11
    * audio: Kurt's performance of "Job" from What Is The Beautiful?
    * link: Kenneth Patchen's poem "In Order To" (aka "Job")
    * link: pre-ordering What Is The Beautiful? with bonus sampler
    October-Early November Gigs
    Short Takes
    * video: Fear No ART Chicago interview with Kurt
    * link: Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie, including Kurt's performance of "Peace Pin Boogie"
    * link: Carbon Fund for buying carbon offsets to reduce carbon footprint from air travel
    Your Moment of Elling

  • September 2011: Celebrations and remembrances
  • Thelonious Monk Institute 25th Anniversary All-Star Gala Benefit Concert
    Union League Club of Chicago honors Kurt Elling as Distinguished Musician
    "Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie" - released September 27, 2011 on 429 Records
    * link: "Note of Hope" website
    * link: Guthrie anniversary website
    "What Is The Beautiful?" - released October 11, 2011 on Cuneiform Records
    * link: "What Is The Beautiful?" ordering from Wayside Music
    * link: "Kenneth Patchen: A Centennial Selection" from Kelly's Cove Press
    Nothing Can Harm You, Not While I'm Around
    * link: Cathleen Falsani's 2001 article, "Jazzman's notes of grace sweep pall away"
    * link: Cathleen Falsani's book page, with "The God Factor"
    September - Early October Gigs
    Short Takes
    * video: Ulysses Owens' Tanglewood interview
    * video: Ulysses Owens Quintet at Tanglewood performing "Red Chair"
    * video: Elysabeth Alfano's interview with Kurt Elling for Fear No ART Chicago
    Your Moment of Elling

  • August 2011: Starry Nights
  • Joni's Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl
    Vote Now in the 76th DownBeat Readers Poll!
    * link: DownBeat FREE e-Newsletter
    August Master Class
    * link: Jeremy Siskind, piano accompanist
    North Sea Jazz Revisited
    * video: full concert - Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, with the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Vince Mendoza
    * video: "Goin' to Chicago"
    * video: "Roll 'Em Pete"
    * video: KE interview with Netherlands Radio 6
    * video: "All the Way," KE Swings Sinatra with the Klüvers Big Band
    August-Early September Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through International Music Network
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • July 2011: Hot Nights & Cool Jazz
  • Personal message from Kurt
    North Sea Jazz Festival
    * video: Kurt and Al Jarreau performing "Take Five"
    * video: Kurt and Jon Hendricks performing "Don't Be Scared"
    * audio: Kurt performing Esperanto, his lyric to Vince Mendoza's Esperança
    * video: Kurt performing Norwegian Wood with Klüvers Big Band
    And the winner is...
    Kurt named Male Vocalist of the Year in DownBeat Critics Poll
    Kurt named Male Singer of the Year by Jazz Journalists Association
    The Gate named Record of the Year by JazzWeek
    In the spotlight: Clark Summers
    * link: Clark Sommers' website
    * link: Clark Sommers' YouTube channel
    Going Up to Jerusalem with Kurt Elling
    * link: Going Up to Jerusalem with Kurt Elling
    * link: 101: Kurt Elling, "Lil'l Darlin'"
    July-August Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through International Music Network
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • Early July 2011 Special Preview

  • June 2011: Celebrating the Sounds of Jazz
  • Celebrating the Sounds of America
    * link: United Sounds of America: New York City
    * video: United Sounds of America overview
    Celebrating Classes with Kurt
    * link: June 17 classes at Michiko Studios, NYC
    * link: report on KE 2008 master class in Toronto
    Celebrating the Green Mill's 25th Anniversary!
    * link: Kurt Elling: Live in Chicago
    * link: The Joker is Wild (IMDb)
    * link: musicians who've played the Mill
    * video: KE performing Home Cookin' at the Mill 12/17/10
    * video: History Channel tour of tunnels under the Mill
    * link: Chicago Bar Project history of the Green Mill
    * link: Weird Chicago history of the Green Mill
    * link: Howard Reich on the Green Mill 25th anniversary
    Celebrating the Best in Jazz
    * link: Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards
    * link: live stream on the web June 11
    * link: local satellite parties
    * link: 2011 nominees
    June-Early July Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through Ted Kurland Associates
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • May 2011: On the Road with THE GATE
  • THE GATE on Tour
    On the road with The Gate
    * link: headline archive of Articles & Reviews
    * link: JazzTimes cover story (April)
    * link: Jazzwise cover story (March)
    Postcards from The Gate Tour
    * audio: Words & Music from Studio A, WFUV-FM
    * audio: World Cafe, WXPN-FM
    * audio: Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen, NPR
    * video: The Jazz Hour, BBC Scotland
    * video: Plastic, Dutch television
    * video: Was Lauf, Telebasel
    * video: In the studio with Kurt Elling, KPLU-FM
    * audio: In the studio with Kurt Elling, KPLU-FM
    * link: photos from KPLU session
    Wangaratta Jazz Festival - Jazztrack Live Recording: Kurt Elling
    * audio: KE concert from October 31, 2010
    * link: set list & photos
    KE nominated for Jazz Journalists Association 2011 Jazz Award
    * link: finalist nominees in all categories
    * link: JJA Jazz Awards Gala June 11, 2011
    KE Forum Drawings: The Winners!
    May Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through Ted Kurland Associates
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • April 2011: THE GATE swings out
  • THE GATE sings through Europe and then back home
    * link: concert reviews
    * link: Peter Bacon's review of the Barbican gig on The Jazz Breakfast
    Kurt featured in major jazz magazine cover stories and profiles
    * link: Come Running to Me, Jazzwise (March)
    * link: Spirits from Above, Jazzwise (March)
    * link: Living Organism, Jazzwise (March)
    * link: What Makes a Jazz Singer, JazzTimes (April)
    * link: Nate Chinen's related blog post
    * link: Jazz Inside interview (March)
    * link: Invitation to Epiphany, DownBeat (April)
    * link: headline archive of Articles & Reviews
    KE Wangaratta Jazz Festival performance broadcast, April 21, 2011
    * link: ABC Jazz radio (Australia)
    * link: world time zones converter
    First Cast with Laurence Hobgood
    Special drawing in the Forum for those who comment on The Gate
    list of winners to date
    April Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through Ted Kurland Associates
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • March 2011: THE GATE on tour, in the press, and on the charts
  • THE GATE...is open wide!
    News about early response to The Gate
    * links: Bebopified reviews of first & second nights at the Dakota in Minneapolis
    Kurt with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    * audios: Nicholas Urie's arrangements of Norwegian Wood and Matte Kudasai (KE & Klüvers)
    Kurt takes to the airwaves
    KE on Jamie Cullum's BBC2 radio programme March 1
    * link: Kurt explains the art of vocalese
    * audio: podcast of the broadcast - available only through March 8, 2011
    KE on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen, February 20
    * audio: Kurt, Don Was, and NPR's Liane Hansen in conversation
    * link: full transcript
    KE on NPR's World Cafe Live
    * audio: podcast of World Cafe Live
    KE on WFUV's Words & Music from Studio A with Rita Houston
    * audio: podcast of WFUV broadcast
    Special drawing in the Forum for those who comment on The Gate
    In the spotlight: Harish Raghavan
    * video: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
    * video: KEQ playing Samurai Hee Haw with Harish Raghavan solo
    March Gigs
    * link: Kurt's Touring schedule
    * link: booking gigs through Ted Kurland Associates
    Short Takes
    * link: Articles & Reviews on Kurt's website
    * link: Kurt's Store
    Your Moment of Elling

  • February 2011: Swings like...THE GATE!
  • Personal message from Kurt
    The Gate...swings open at last!
    * link: release dates worldwide
    * video: The Gate EPK
    * link: Kurt's thoughts on the songs
    * link: The Gate page on Kurt's website
    * link: KE conversation with Mike Ragogna, The Huffington Post
    * audio: Matte Kudasai
    * link: Bebopified review of The Gate
    * link: KE touring dates for The Gate
    In the spotlight: John McLean
    * link: John's album, Better Angels
    * audio: Matte Kudasai
    * video: Samurai Cowboy
    * video: Primal Script
    The Gate ~ special offer from Concord
    * promo code
    * link: Concord's order page
    February & Early March Gigs
    Short Takes
    KE on WFUV's Words & Music from Studio A
    KE on WXPN's World Cafe
    * video: KE on Skavlan, Swedish TV
    * link: LH Trio's Crazy World reissue
    Your Moment of Elling

  • January 2011: Steppin' Out in the New Year
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Swings Like . . . The Gate
    * video: The Gate EPK
    * link: pre-order The Gate from Concord
    The white carpet is out for Kurt & the Klüver's Big Band
    * link: Klüver's Big Band
    * video: KBB's "Rolling Stones Big Band Tour"
    * video: KBB's "I Feel Good"
    January Gigs
    Bringing the KEQ to a Stage Near You
    Short Takes
    * link: LH Trio's "Crazy World" reissue
    Your Moment of Elling

  • December 2010: Celebrating the Light
  • Steppin' out, into the night, into the light
    The Gate will be released on February 8, 2011
    * video: Samurai Cowboy from North Sea Jazz Festival
    * link: Kurt's lyric for Samurai Cowboy
    In the spotlight: Ulysses Owens, Jr.
    * link: profile of Ulysses in Modern Drummer
    * video: Ulysses playing Cherokee with Christian McBride Trio
    December Gigs
    Bringing the KEQ to a Stage Near You
    Short Takes
    * audio: KE interview with Anita Pollard
    * audio: LH interview with Anita Pollard
    Your Moment of Elling

  • November 2010: Postcards from Down Under, Gigs, and Gratitude
  • Personal message from Kurt
    Happy Birthday, Kurt!
    Postcards from Down Under
    * link: Wangaratta Jazz Festival review, in The Age
    *audio: KE & LH interview on Andrew Ford's The Music Show, ABC National Radio
    * link: Perfect Present - Kurt Elling on Being in the Moment, from Ausjazz blog
    * link: Vocal adventurer wants to make friends for jazz, in The Age
    November Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • October 2010: Autumn in New York & Spring in Sydney
  • From Autumn Leaves...to Spring Blossoms
    Kurt Elling & Richard Galliano: Passion World - broadcast on Sirius Real Jazz
    Postcards from Last Summer
    * video: Samurai Hee Haw from North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam
    * link: Kurt's lyric for Samurai Hee Haw
    * audio: KE Quartet with John McLean performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival
    * video: KE interview at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival
    * video: LH interview at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival
    * link: KE & LH interview in Chicago Jazz Magazine
    October Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling
    * video: Kurt singing Luiza

  • September 2010: Jazz Festivals in Tanglewood, Chicago, Detroit & Canada
  • Kurt Elling and the Laurence Hobgood Trio at Tanglewood
    Laurence Hobgood: Up Close and Personal
    * videos: two-part Tanglewood Jazz interview with LH
    Labor Day: Chicago & Detroit Jazz Festivals
    Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood...in their own words
    * link: their interview in Chicago Jazz Magazine
    Abbey Lincoln (Aug 6, 1930 - Aug 14, 2010)
    September Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • August 2010: The Jazz Days of Summer
  • Highlights of the KE Quintet European Tour
    * link: review in Jazzwise magazine
    * video: Samurai Hee Haw in Rotterdam
    * audio: KE radio interview just after his performance at the Ghent Jazz Festival
    * audio: KE radio interview with Gary King in London
    Kurt tops the DownBeat Critics Poll again
    And now it's your turn to vote in the DownBeat Readers Poll
    Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2010
    August Gigs
    Short Takes
    Your Moment of Elling

  • July 2010: KE Quintet Tours Europe
  • Fifteen starry nights in Europe
    Kurt is the Jazz Journalists Association Male Singer of the Year
    Take Me Out to the Ballgame
    * videos: Kurt singing the National Anthem & Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Wrigley Field
    July Gigs
    Short Takes

  • June 2010: Cool Jazz in the Summertime
  • The Gate
    On Tour in Europe ~ June 30 to July 17
    Kurt Elling & Richard Galliano: Passion World
    * links: photos from Passion World
    Jazz and Baseball
    * link: origin of the word "jazz" comes from baseball
    * link: Play Ball and Play Bop
    * link: Celebrating Baseball Through Music
    * link: "Jazz" Was Born in San Francisco - the history of the word "jazz"
    June Gigs
    Short Takes

  • May 2010: "Passion World" with Richard Galliano & "Sinatra, Basie and More"
  • Kurt Elling & Richard Galliano: Passion World
    * video: Kurt previews Passion World
    * video: Richard Galliano plays Astor Piazzolla's Libertango
    * video: Richard Galliano plays Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion
    Sinatra, Basie, and More: Kurt Elling & the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
    * video: Count Basie Orchestra Live (2009) plays The Heat's On
    Reviews of Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars
    KE on Arte TV's One Shot Not
    * videos: Kurt sings Daydream, Golden Lady, and joins in the One Shot Not jam
    May Gigs
    Coming Up

  • April 2010: Kurt Swings into Spring & News of the New Side
  • Personal message from Kurt with previews of the next few months
    New album coming - don't you wonder what you'll hear?
    Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars on Tour
    * video: Kurt sings When I Grow Too Old to Dream, with Regina Carter
    * video: KE is Phil Ponce's guest on The Friday Night Show, WTTW (Chicago)
    April Gigs
    KE Store: New Kurt Elling t-shirts

  • March 2010: KE goes into the studio and back to the Green Mill in March
  • Monterey Festival Jazz All-Stars
    * video: Kurt sings When I Grow Too Old To Dream, with Regina Carter
    Into the Studio
    links to introduce John Patitucci, John McLean, and Terreon Gully
    Kurt Elling Returns to the Green Mill for Two Nights Only!
    March Gigs
    KE Store: New Kurt Elling t-shirts

  • February 2010: KE and the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars on Tour
  • Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars
    * video: Kurt sings When I Grow Too Old To Dream, with Regina Carter
    The 52nd GRAMMY Awards
    Private Lessons with Kurt
    February Gigs

  • Special Edition: 52nd GRAMMY Awards 2010
  • Dedicated to You wins GRAMMY for Best Vocal Jazz Album!
    * video: Dedicated to You EPK
    Meet the GRAMMY Man, John Billings, Sr.
    * two-part video about the making of the GRAMMY statues

  • January 2010: Kurt's Swingin' 2010: Preview of Coming Attractions
  • Looking Back at 2009
    Steppin' Out in 2010
    Expect Surprises - Long Awaited New Album Coming in 2010
    * video of Samurai Hee Haw from Pizza Express, London, November 2009
    Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars on Tour
    Preview of 2010 GRAMMY Awards
    January Gigs

  • Winter Holidays 2009: Here's to a Cool Yule and a Swingin' New Year!
  • Personal message from Kurt: Merry Everything!
    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    * audio: Kurt sings Cool Yule from Yule Be Boppin' (1997)
    * audio: KE & Patricia Barber perform The New Year's Song
    New Year's Weekend Gigs
    Backstage at the White House with KE & LH
    * link: Special Edition: Kurt Elling Live at the White House (PDF)

  • December 2009: "Dedicated to You" nominated for *two* GRAMMYs!
  • Dedicated to You Garners Two GRAMMY Nominations
    * link: GQ's Kurt Elling Live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    December Gigs

  • Thanksgiving 2009 Newsletter & KE at the White House!
  • Kurt Elling Live at the White House!
    * links: WH preview of the program and china
    * link: official guest list
    * links: photos
    * video: Kurt Elling sings Nature Boy with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2008)
    Personal message from Kurt: Giving Thanks
    * link: GQ's Kurt Elling Live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    * audio: excerpt of Samurai Hee Haw
    December Gigs
    Upcoming Collaborations in 2010


Special Edition: Kurt Elling Live at the White House

This special five-page PDF about the White House state dinner includes Kurt's White House Story and Laurence's White House Memories, along with photos of the dinner and links to the official program, guest list, and more.

President and Mrs. Obama invited Kurt to perform for the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, the honored guests at the first official White House state dinner, held November 24, 2009 in a large tent on the South Lawn.  Over 300 people were in attendance.  Kurt performed "Nature Boy," accompanied by Laurence Hobgood on piano and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.

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