Thu March 27, 2008
An interview with Kurt Elling
Mike Jacobs talks with the jazz vocalist
By Mike Jacobs
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.
Mike Jacobs is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Blues in the Afternoon on KIOS-FM.