Kurt Elling

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
vocals
Genre: 
Jazz
Origin: 
US
Territories: 
EU
Availability: 
2025: may, jul

SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree is the highly anticipated followup to the 2021 GRAMMY® nominated eponymous album, by genre-bending trailblazers Kurt Elling &
Charlie Hunter. Joining forces with multi-instrumentalist duo drummer Corey Fonville and bassist-keyboardist DJ Harrison (of Richmond, VA-based jazz-funk fusion quintet Butcher Brown) for a kaleidoscopic collection of new songs, surprising covers, and dynamic reinventions, these are all animated by crafty production, crack musicianship, and Elling’s instantly identifiable vocal prowess. If the first album was a somewhat radical departure for Elling, SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree is more of an exquisite progression upon the template. Equally informed by R&B, neo-soul, classic pop, psychedelic poetry, rowdy funk, and of course jazz in all its many guises, songs like the ebullient, anthemic “Freeman Square” and the simmering, brass-blasted “Not Here/Not Now” are layered with Elling’s inventive lyricism, their supple swing and rhythmic elasticity rife with wit, pathos, and a wry sense of the human experience.

GRAMMY® Award-winner Kurt Elling is without question today’s preeminent male jazz vocalist, renowned worldwide for his unparalleled virtuosity and flair for trailblazing artistic exploration. From his stunning reinvention of timeless standards to his own captivating original songcraft, the Chicago-based musician has fused his dazzling talents across a panoply of musical approaches, emblazoning each with signature imagination, insight, and emotional intelligence.

With multiple Grammy nominations, two Grammy Wins as well as three Prix du Jazz Vocal, two German Echo, and two Dutch Edison Awards, the storytelling and force of nature Jazz artist is flying high now with a sense of unpredictability.

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SuperBlue - 2021
Secrets Are the Best Stories - 2020
The Questions - 2018
The Beautiful Day: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas - 2016
Passion World - 2015
1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project - 2012
The Gate - 2011
Dedicated to You - 2009
Nightmoves - 2007
Man in the Air - 2003
Flirting with Twilight - 2001
Live in Chicago – Out Takes - 2000
Live in Chicago - 2000
This Time It’s Love - 1998
The Messenger - 1997
Close Your Eyes - 1995

"Fourteen albums later, he is conjuring new dreams [and] reaching new audiences." - DOWNBEAT

"When you put on this album - from note one - you are enraptured all throughout your body." - WBGO

"Thrilling" - THE FINANCIAL TIMES

"This is Elling as you've never heard him before." - JAZZTIMES

"An ebullient and creative production that further underlines Elling's dynamic and endlessly adaptable vocal skills, regardless of genre." - ALL MUSIC

"Elling sounds inspired throughout, both by the material and by the opportunity to defy expectations." - NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

"One of the greatest male jazz vocalists of his time... the music pulsates with an energetic fusion of jazz, funk and R&B rhythms." - TIDAL

Kurt Elling SuperBlue featuring Charlie Hunter
Kurt Elling - vocals
Charlie Hunter - guitar
Bass & drums TBC
Avails: May 2025

Kurt Elling celebrates Weather Report featuring Yellowjackets
Kurt Elling - vocals
Russell Ferrante – Keys
Bob Mintzer – Sax
Dane Alderson – Bass
William Kennedy - Drums
Avails:
July, Oct, Nov 2025

26
Sep
2024
Elgin Town Hall
Elgin
United Kingdom
27
Sep
2024
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow
United Kingdom
29
Sep
2024
The Queen's Hall
Edinburgh
United Kingdom