"You don't know what bravery is until you overcome fear."

  • Born Nov. 2, 1967, in Chicago
     
  • Kurt Elling signed to Blue Note Records after catching the label's attention with an early demo that he created with the help of pianist Laurence Hobgood. The tracks on that demo later went on to be included in his GRAMMY-nominated debut, 1995's Close Your Eyes.
     
  • The jazz vocalist won his first career GRAMMY for 2009 for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman.
     
  • Elling has cited Tony Bennett and the Woody Herman Band as among his early music influences.
     
  • He was among the performers at the inaugural GRAMMY Park in 2016, the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience held in New York.
     
  • In 2003 Elling was elected as Vice Chair for The Recording Academy and went on to serve two terms.

 

Kurt Elling

"You don't know what bravery is until you overcome fear."

  • Born Nov. 2, 1967, in Chicago
     
  • Kurt Elling signed to Blue Note Records after catching the label's attention with an early demo that he created with the help of pianist Laurence Hobgood. The tracks on that demo later went on to be included in his GRAMMY-nominated debut, 1995's Close Your Eyes.
     
  • The jazz vocalist won his first career GRAMMY for 2009 for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman.
     
  • Elling has cited Tony Bennett and the Woody Herman Band as among his early music influences.
     
  • He was among the performers at the inaugural GRAMMY Park in 2016, the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience held in New York.
     
  • In 2003 Elling was elected as Vice Chair for The Recording Academy and went on to serve two terms.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Kurt Elling

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Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Upward Spiral
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
 
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Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Gate
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Nightmoves
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Man In The Air
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Flirting With Twilight
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Easy Living
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Live in Chicago (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
This Time It's Love (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
The Messenger (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
Close Your Eyes (Album)

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