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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kurt Elling. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kurt Elling, often where they are interviewed.

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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kurt Elling. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kurt Elling, often where they are interviewed.

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The Arts Section 11/01/20: Kurt Elling Interview, Clarissa Ward Book + CSOtv

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On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek catches up with award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling. The Chicago native is back in his hometown and is performing concerts virtually from his favorite local club. The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review a new streaming play titled BLACK MAGIC. Later, Gary talks to CNN’s international correspondent Clarissa Ward about her new book ON ALL FRONTS: THE EDUCATION OF A JOURNALIST. And then, we’ll check in with what’s happening at Symphony Center as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra amplifies its virtual offerings.

Nov 01 2020 ·
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Two for Jazz-22-10-2020 Featuring Clifford Brown - Kurt Elling - Michael and more

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Featuring Clifford Brown - Kurt Elling - Michael and more
Oct 22 2020 · 1hr 53mins

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Kurt Elling: A Jazz Singer for Our Time

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Influential jazz vocalist Kurt Elling joins Tim to talk about his life in jazz music and the unique role the vocalist plays, along with his multifaceted career in theatre and as one of jazz music’s poets.

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Kurt Elling is a Grammy award winning jazz vocalist. He’s been described by numerous jazz critics as one of the most influential male jazz vocalists over the past 25 years.

The New York Times even described Kurt as “the standout male vocalist of our time.” His music oftentimes provides a blend of jazz swing with a poetic touch.

The Jazz Journalists Association has named Kurt its “Male Singer of the Year” eight times.

He sings everything from classic jazz standards to fresh originals. When you watch or listen to Kurt, you’re not witnessing a performance…you’re having a musical experience.

The Wall Street Journal put it this way, “Elling combines authenticity with stunning originality.”

Kurt’s most recent release is called Secrets Are the Best Stories. The project explores some of life’s most challenging philosophical questions.

He’s joined in the project by an influential musician in his own right …pianist Danilo Pérez. Together the two draw inspiration from the musical and lyrical insights of jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius), brilliant poets (Franz Wright, Robert Bly) and respected authors (Toni Morrison) to craft a set of stunning new compositions.

Kurt Elling has performed in jazz clubs, symphony halls and festival stages around the world.  And he got is start in his native Chicago.

Special Thanks to: Kurt Elling for allowing us to use his music tracks as part of the production of this episode.
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KurtElling.com
Kurt Elling: Living the Questions, Jazz Times
Kurt Elling, Grammy-winning Vocal Great. Eager to Swing and Lift Spirits, San Diego Tribune

About this Episode’s Guest Kurt Elling
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”

Elling’s voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with his warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso instrumentalist and a compelling storyteller. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with wry humor, emotional depth, and keen observations into the human condition.

“Elling combines authenticity with stunning originality,” is how The Wall Street Journal describes his talents, while The Guardian has called him “a kind of Sinatra with superpowers.” The Toronto Star has gone so far as to say that “Kurt Elling is the closest jazz will ever get to having its own saint,” while The Guardian makes up one voice in a chorus calling him “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists.”

Elling’s most recent release, The Questions, vividly exemplifies his ability to respond to the world around him with both urgent immediacy and a unique perspective. Co-produced by NEA Jazz Master and acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the album searches for answers to the culture’s most divisive social, political and spiritual issues in the songs of Bob Dylan, Carla Bley and Leonard Bernstein, and the poetry of Rumi and Wallace Stevens. Elling had previously joined Marsalis and his long-running Quartet for 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Upward Spiral, which All About Jazz hailed as “suffused with graciousness, beauty, and, on occasion, heartbreak.”

Taking the long view of Elling’s audacious and richly varied career,
Sep 28 2020 · 44mins
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#55: Kurt Elling with Shelly Berg

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Jazz vocal great Kurt Elling sits down for a virtual chat and play with pianist Shelly Berg and they discuss Kurt’s most recent recording, playing with the Branford Marsalis Quartet, moving back to his hometown Chicago and their mutual appreciation for Al Jarreau.

Aug 21 2020 · 59mins
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78. T.K. Coleman Loves Jazz Singer-Songwriter, Kurt Elling

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T.K. Coleman is the Education Director at Praxis, an apprenticeship and job placement program. He’s also the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, T.K.’s tight-knit family and church community really shaped him as a person. But later on during his college years at Western Michigan University is where he studied philosophy and started to think more deeply about life’s big questions. And that’s also where he discovered the music of the talented jazz singer-songwriter, Kurt Elling, and immediately was profoundly impacted. T.k. Coleman: http://tkcoleman.com/ PWL Podcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/peoplewelovepodcast My Instagram: http://instagram.com/adamchoit PWL Official Site: http://peoplewelovepodcast.com

Jul 12 2020 · 49mins
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#36: Kurt Elling with Eulis Cathey

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The dynamic and creative jazz vocalist Kurt Elling talks with Eulis Cathey of SiriusXM about his early years in Chicago finding his own voice and career path. In this conversation recorded on The Jazz Cruise in 2020 the Grammy award-winning singer discusses the impact of some of his mentors in Chicago, including saxophone great Von Freeman. This episode, the second of our second season, is sponsored by the Sarasota Jazz Festival. The podcast is produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions.

Mar 10 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Kurt Elling 2 on Jazz Inspired

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Judy Carmichael interviews Kurt Elling - Part 2 of 2

Feb 22 2020 · 59mins
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Kurt Elling 1 on Jazz Inspired

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Judy Carmichael interviews Kurt Elling - Part 1 of 2

Feb 15 2020 · 59mins
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'Jazz just called out to me' - Kurt Elling

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Katie Derham with highlights from jazz star Kurt Elling, Richard Suart on performing The Mikado, Rowan Pierce sings Purcell and The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
Nov 04 2019 · 30mins
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The Arts Section 10/13/19: Chicago International Film Fest Preview + Kurt Elling

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On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek previews the 55th Chicago International Film Festival. He sits down with Festival artistic director Mimi Plauche and senior programmer Anthony Kaufman. A little later in the show, a story about the work of Tetsuya Ishida, the late Japanese artist is the focus of a new exhibit in Chicago. The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, will join Gary to review a new play that offers a different take on the Joan of Arc story. The director of a suburban organization stops by to talk about its mission to build awareness of the arts in DuPage County. And Gary checks in with Grammy Award winning vocalist Kurt Elling to talk about a special one night-only program at Symphony Center.

Oct 13 2019 ·
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