“Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic, or interesting.” – Washington Post
Jazz singer Kurt Elling inspires superlatives: The New York Times called him “the standout male vocalist of our time,” while DownBeat critics have named him top male jazz vocalist for twelve straight years. He is also a Grammy Award-winner, and every one of his albums has been Grammy nominated. Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technique and emotional depth, with a virtuosic command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of wich are springboards for inspired improvisation and scat singing. Elling is also a star practitioner of vocalese, the writing and performing of words over recorded instrumental jazz solos.
style: modern vocal jazz
If you like Kurt Elling, check out these artists:
John Pizzarelli Quartet, René Marie, Jeremy Davenport