An interview with Kurt Elling

Mike Jacobs talks with the jazz vocalist


Omaha, Nebraska – Downbeat Magazine named Kurt Elling the 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year. Kurt is also a seven-time Grammy award nominee. Having performed and/or recorded with artists like Dave Brubeck, Al Jarreau, Christian McBride and Marian McPartland, Elling's rich baritone voice and vocalese skills have brought this Chicago native worldwide critical acclaim.

KIOS Music Director Mike Jacobs spoke with Elling in anticipation of his April 5 appearance in Omaha. Click on the link at the top of this article to hear that interview. Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.