Big city cool and sophistication and a charm in the voice that invites you in; an ease and a lilt with a bit of a mischievous wink. That’s how Kurt Elling engages your ears.
His voice is timeless and defies comparison but at the same time it is familiar as if you’d known it and heard it somewhere. That’s the capture and the magic. There is some seduction and a gentle independence that holds you through from note one to the end of the song he is singing.
He is a true leader too. The bands he sings with play with him and don’t just back him up. Looking to be charmed? You’ll find some of that in the artistry of Kurt Elling.