Artist of the Day: Kurt Elling

posted by Matt Jarrells on 03/22/2018

March 22, 2018

Jazz vocal master Kurt Elling performs at St. Cecilia Music Center tonight! Elling is a baritone with a four-octave range, and a writer and performer of vocalese, the art of writing and performing words over improvised jazz solos.

He has been nominated for ten Grammy Awards, winning Best Vocal Jazz Album for Dedicated to You (2009) on the Concord Jazz label.

Elling’s new album, The Questions, is out this Friday. This collection of songs, produced with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, is bound together by a topical urge, Elling's response to the conflict and uncertainty of our present age.

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