Kurt Elling (vocals); Richard Galliano (accordion); John McLean (guitar); Gary Versace (piano, Hammond B3 organ); Clark Sommers (double bass); Christian Euman (drums).
From the Beatles to Frank Sinatra: with his velvet voice Kurt Elling effortlessly sings numbers from the great global songbook. His new album Passion World takes fans on an exotic journey through distant lands and features ballads of love and loss from across the globe, sung in their own language. Elling has never been more romantic. The album proves yet again that the Chicago-born singer is at home with every repertoire. His rich baritone covers four octaves and he is renowned for both his technical prowess and his emotional depth. He has been inundated with awards for his talent, including a Grammy. These days it has become a tradition for every Elling album to be nominated for a Grammy. Moreover, Downbeat magazine named him jazz vocalist of the year fourteen times in a row and JazzTimes has called him ‘the most influential jazz vocalist of our time’.