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Concerts

Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

July 11, 2013 Hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.

Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 7, 2012 The mannered, declamatory singer bellows in front of a band featuring pianist Laurence Hobgood.

John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 5, 2012 The drummer sets the poems of Kenneth Patchen to music, with singers Kurt Elling and Theo Bleckmann.

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Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling takes the stage on Friday, Jan. 14, at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

January 14, 2011 Hear the heavily decorated jazz vocalist perform at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Kurt Elling performs with pianist Lawrence Hobgood.

October 9, 2009 Kurt Elling and many others showed up at at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to celebrate a jazz institution.

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August 30, 2007 The tenor performs on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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June 28, 2005 Fred Hersch has composed a jazz-infused arrangement of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

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Studio Sessions

Kurt Elling.

January 11, 2013 Elling brings his commanding, richly grained baritone voice to a session with Marian McPartland.

Kurt Elling discusses his five favorite jazz vocalists on World Cafe.

February 9, 2011 Hear the jazz singer perform at WXPN and talk about his favorite vocalists.

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Interviews & Profiles

Kurt Elling.

February 20, 2011 On The Gate, Elling applies his four-octave baritone to The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more.

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March 25, 2007 Baritone Kurt Elling's album Nightmoves, features songs to enjoy from twilight until dawn.

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Discover Songs

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July 11, 2009 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe, Kurt Elling and more.

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July 7, 2009 Elling tackles the iconic "Lush Life" without seeming intimidated by the song's stature.

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Reviews

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July 11, 2009 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe, Kurt Elling and more.

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July 7, 2009 Elling tackles the iconic "Lush Life" without seeming intimidated by the song's stature.

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More Stories

E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

April 18, 2012 Hear five singers take on one of the chief architects of the American popular song canon.

Norah Jones kicks off KPLU's list of great vocal performances in 2011.

December 23, 2011 These tunes each exemplify how great singers and great songs fit together.

Pablo Neruda (300 tall)

April 6, 2009 Hear five songs that were originally written as poems to be read, not as lyrics to be sung.

Flowers.

May 19, 2008 In honor of the blooming season, here's a small bouquet of jazz with a floral flair.

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December 7, 2007 Ten of the year's best jazz CDs from instrumental legends and up-and-coming vocalists.

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Night Moves

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  • Album: Night Moves
  • Artist: Kurt Elling
  • Label: Concord Records
  • Released: 2007
 

Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

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  • Released: 2009
 

Destination Moon

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  • Artist: Deborah Cox
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2007
 

Return to You

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  • Artist: Sara Gazarek
  • Label: Native Language
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River: The Joni Letters

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  • Artist: Herbie Hancock
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Feeling Good

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  • Artist: Randy Crawford/Joe Sample
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  • Released: 2006
 

I Know Nothing

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  • Album: I Know Nothing
  • Artist: Dean Schmidt
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  • Released: 2007
 

This Meets That

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  • Artist: John Scofield
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Vignola Plays Gershwin

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  • Artist: Frank Vignola
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  • Released: 2007
 

Man in the Air

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  • Album: Man in the Air
  • Artist: Kurt Elling
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2003
 

Live in Chicago

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  • Album: Live in Chicago
  • Artist: Kurt Elling
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2000
 

Romanian Names

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  • Artist: John Vanderslice
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  • Released: 2009
 

Change Remains

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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