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Kurt Elling artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
July 11, 2013 Hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.
August 7, 2012 The mannered, declamatory singer bellows in front of a band featuring pianist Laurence Hobgood.
August 5, 2012 The drummer sets the poems of Kenneth Patchen to music, with singers Kurt Elling and Theo Bleckmann.
January 14, 2011 Hear the heavily decorated jazz vocalist perform at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
October 9, 2009 Kurt Elling and many others showed up at at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to celebrate a jazz institution.
August 30, 2007 The tenor performs on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2005 Fred Hersch has composed a jazz-infused arrangement of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
January 11, 2013 Elling brings his commanding, richly grained baritone voice to a session with Marian McPartland.
February 9, 2011 Hear the jazz singer perform at WXPN and talk about his favorite vocalists.
February 20, 2011 On The Gate, Elling applies his four-octave baritone to The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more.
March 25, 2007 Baritone Kurt Elling's album Nightmoves, features songs to enjoy from twilight until dawn.
July 11, 2009 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe, Kurt Elling and more.
July 7, 2009 Elling tackles the iconic "Lush Life" without seeming intimidated by the song's stature.
April 18, 2012 Hear five singers take on one of the chief architects of the American popular song canon.
December 23, 2011 These tunes each exemplify how great singers and great songs fit together.
April 6, 2009 Hear five songs that were originally written as poems to be read, not as lyrics to be sung.
May 19, 2008 In honor of the blooming season, here's a small bouquet of jazz with a floral flair.
December 7, 2007 Ten of the year's best jazz CDs from instrumental legends and up-and-coming vocalists.
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