Kurt Elling
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1967-11-02
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Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling Biography (Wikipedia)

Kurt Elling (born November 2, 1967) is an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Rockford, Elling became interested in music through his father, who was Kapellmeister at a Lutheran church. He sang in choirs and played musical instruments. He encountered jazz while a student at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. After college, he enrolled in the University of Chicago Divinity School, but he left one credit short of a degree to pursue a career as a jazz vocalist.

Elling began to perform around Chicago, scat singing and improvising his lyrics. He recorded a demo in the early 1990s and was signed by Blue Note. He has been nominated for ten Grammy Awards, winning Best Vocal Jazz Album for Dedicated to You (2009). Elling often leads the Down Beat magazine Critics' Poll. He has collaborated often with pianist Laurence Hobgood, leading a quartet that tours throughout the world.

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Past BBC Events

BBC Concert Orchestra 2019-20 Southbank Centre Season: The Big Blind
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehfxp6
Southbank Centre, London
2020-01-31T23:34:44
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31
Jan
2020
BBC Concert Orchestra 2019-20 Southbank Centre Season: The Big Blind

BBC Concert Orchestra 2019-20 Southbank Centre Season: The Big Blind

Southbank Centre, London
Friday Night is Music Night: Friday Night is Music Night: The Sinatra Legacy
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Cheltenham Jazz Festival Big Top
2015-05-01T23:34:44
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1
May
2015
Friday Night is Music Night: Friday Night is Music Night: The Sinatra Legacy

Friday Night is Music Night: Friday Night is Music Night: The Sinatra Legacy

20:00
Cheltenham Jazz Festival Big Top
Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejh6v2/acts/abznc8
Barbican, London
2014-11-14T23:34:44
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14
Nov
2014
Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song

Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song

Barbican, London
Friday Night is Music Night: Hoods Horns and Hooch
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Jazz Festival Big Top, Cheltenham
2014-05-02T23:34:44
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2
May
2014
Friday Night is Music Night: Hoods Horns and Hooch

Friday Night is Music Night: Hoods Horns and Hooch

20:00
Jazz Festival Big Top, Cheltenham

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